Ambient Groundwater Monitoring
Geographic Targeting System
Many states have experienced groundwater contamination problems from a wide
variety of point and nonpoint sources, including agricultural chemicals. However, not enough data is
available in North Dakota to determine if agricultural chemical compounds have widely impacted water
quality in the state. With limited funding, it is imperative that prevention and monitoring efforts
be focused on the highest priority aquifers. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality, Division of
Water Quality, has developed a system for prioritizing aquifers throughout the state, known as a
Geographic Targeting System (GTS).
Information contained in the 2019 GTS report maybe accessed
through the following tabs. Previous versions of the GTS Report from 1997 and 2018, respectively, may be accessed by visiting the
Division Publications Page.