Ambient Groundwater Monitoring

The maintenance of a baseline description of groundwater quality is an essential element of any statewide comprehensive groundwater protection program. In recent years, concern for the quality of our environment and drinking water has increased as we learn that many states in the country have experienced groundwater contamination from a variety of point and nonpoint sources of pollution. In North Dakota, a large portion of the potable groundwater resource underlies agricultural areas.  Prior to the inception of the Groundwater Monitoring Program in 1992, only limited data was available to assess the impact of agricultural chemicals on the state's groundwater quality. The goal of the Groundwater Monitoring Program is to provide an assessment of the quality of North Dakota's groundwater resources with regard to agricultural chemical contamination. Several glacial drift aquifers have been monitored each year of the program since 1992.  Approximately, the 50 most vulnerable aquifers are included in the program.  This priority ranking was determined through application of the North Dakota Geographic Targeting System. The monitoring conducted in 1996 marked the completion of the first five-year round of monitoring high priority glacial drift aquifers in the state. The second five-year round of monitoring began in 1997, during which time the aquifers sampled five years earlier in 1992 were resampled. Conducting the monitoring on five-year cycles, preferably using most of the same wells for sampling, will provide a temporal assessment of agricultural chemical occurrence in specific aquifers.

Water Quality Division Employee Email List (click to expand)

Last Name First Name E-Mail Address Program Phone
Anderson Carl WQ Ground Water Monitoring 701-328-5213
Budde Nick WQ Ground Water Monitoring 701-328-5267
Carlson Maren WQ Watershed Management 701-328-5230
Christensen Emily WQ Watershed Management 701-328-5243
Collins Jim WQ Watershed Management 701-328-5161
Crowdus Kory WQ Spill Investigation 701-328-5202
DeVries Sam WQ NDPDES Permitting 701-328-5215
DeVries Taylor WQ Spill Investigation 701-328-5236
Dummer Jacob WQ Watershed Management 701-328-5296
Espe Brady WQ NDPDES Permitting 701-328-5228
Gleich Casey WQ Ground Water Monitoring 701-328-4164
Gross Joe WQ Watershed Management 701-328-5292
Grossman Dallas WQ NDPDES Permitting 701-328-5242
Haroldson Marty WQ NDPDES Permitting 701-328-5234
Harries Alison WQ Ground Water Monitoring 701-328-5217
Husband Heather WQ Watershed Management 701-771-7367
Jeannotte Tyson WQ NDPDES Permitting 701-328-5219
Joynt Emily WQ NDPDES Permitting 701-328-5239
Kaiser Don WQ Spill Investigation 701-328-5151
Kitzes Edwin WQ Watershed Management 701-328-5253
Kramer Nic WQ NDPDES Permitting 701-328-5240
Larsen Aaron WQ Watershed Management 701-328-5230
Lightfoot Allison WQ NDPDES Permitting 701-328-5285
Lund Dylan WQ Spill Investigation 701-328-5169
Nett Joseph WQ Watershed Management 701-328-5227
O'Gorman Brian WQ NDPDES Permitting 701-328-5177
Olson Paul WQ Ground Water Monitoring 701-328-5233
Piper Dianna Water Quality Division 701-328-5210
Rockeman Karl Water Quality Division 701-328-5212
Roth Taylor WQ Ground Water Monitoring 701-328-5294
Sandness Greg WQ Watershed Management 701-328-5232
Schick McKenzie WQ Watershed Management 701-328-5288
Schuett Patrick WQ NDPDES Permitting 701-328-5235
Stockdill Scott WQ Spill Investigation 701-328-5241
Strommen Rachel WQ NDPDES Permitting 701-328-5244
Suess Bill WQ Spill Investigation 701-328-5216
Suggs Shannon WQ Ground Water Monitoring 701-328-6409
Waldron Feld Sarah WQ NDPDES Permitting 701-328-5237
Wax Peter WQ Special Projects 701-328-5268
Wert Joshua WQ Watershed Management 701-328-5214