Groundwater Data Tables

Monitoring Well Schematics:

1.For a diagram showing the locations of the various monitoring wells at the Flambeau Mine site and the direction of groundwater flow , click on the below link:

Report on Groundwater and Surface Water Contamination at the Flambeau Mine, David M. Chambers, Ph.D. and Kendra Zamzow, Ph.D., Center for Science in Public Participation, June 5, 2009, page 18.

2. For a detailed schematic of the backfilled Flambeau Mine pit and the monitoring wells within the backfilled pit, click on the below link:

Report on Groundwater and Surface Water Contamination at the Flambeau Mine, David M. Chambers, Ph.D. and Kendra Zamzow, Ph.D., Center for Science in Public Participation, June 5, 2009, page 23.

3. For a diagram showing the groundwater potentiometric surface contours at the Flambeau Mine site, click on the below link:

Report on Groundwater and Surface Water Contamination at the Flambeau Mine, David M. Chambers, Ph.D. and Kendra Zamzow, Ph.D., Center for Science in Public Participation, June 5, 2009, page 19.

For graphs illustrating the extent of groundwater pollution in select wells at the Flambeau Mine site, click here.

To access groundwater data submitted by Flambeau Mining Company (FMC) to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, click on the below links:

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources also posts to its website a portion of the water quality monitoring data that has been submitted to the department by FMC. This includes both groundwater data and limited surface water data for the Flambeau River. Unfortunately, however, not ALL of the FMC monitoring data has been posted to the department’s website.

The Department’s on-line database is known as GEMS (Groundwater and Environmental Monitoring System; http://dnr.wi.gov/wastemgmt/gotw/webpages/UserAgreement.aspx ; Website Static Image).

To access the database, click on the above link, accept the user agreement and click on “Proceed to GOTW.” The following specifications will help you find the correct file:

  • County = Rusk
  • Facility Name = Flambeau Mining Co – Kennecott Mining Site
  • License Number = 3180

When you are in the Flambeau Mine section of the data base (Website Static Image), do the following:

  • Click on the “Point ID” for the well or surface water site you want to see
  • Scroll down, click on “Choose Parameter Code(s)/Subtype(s),” select individual parameters of interest or click on “Check All”
  • Under “Choose Sample Date Range,” select dates that you want (oldest wells at Flambeau site have data going back to October 1987) or click on “Select All Dates”
  • Click on “Download Comprehensive Results Directly to Excel File”
  • When the Excel file has downloaded, you can “sort” any column to make the spreadsheet more usable.
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