The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has received and continues to receive hundreds of groundwater quality laboratory reports annually. Currently, groundwater data submitted to or collected by the Water Quality, Land Quality, and Solid and Hazardous Waste divisions in DEQ is kept in separate databases and cannot readily be shared between divisions. Most of the data has been, and continues to be received in hard copy format. While some data is received in electronic format it is generally not readily accessible to others outside of the Program receiving the data. There are no Department-wide data standards to help ensure that all groundwater data received is reported in a consistent format with respect to sample location, sample point (monitor well) characteristics, reporting units, parameter names, etc. Lack of a Department-wide groundwater quality data management makes sharing of data between Divisions and Programs difficult and can lead to unnecessary costs to permitees.
Design of the groundwater data management system will include features that provide for spatial (i.e. GIS) visualization and illustration of groundwater data, as well as a statistical function for data evaluation.
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Wyoming State Engineers Office, US Bureau of Land Management, and the US Geological Survey as needed.