A new web-based app developed by the Department of Natural Resources gives people the ability to submit reports on the location of springs in Minnesota.
The data will help researchers with important groundwater research.
A spring is any natural flow of water from an aquifer–an underground layer of rock–to the Earth’s surface. “We can’t protect something we don’t know is there,” said DNR research scientist Jim Berg. “We need a better inventory of springs in Minnesota, and this new app is the tool to improve the inventory.”