National Ground-Water Monitoring Network

The National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN) started as a product of the Subcommittee on Ground Water of the Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI). The NGWMN is a compilation of selected groundwater monitoring wells from Federal, State, and local groundwater monitoring networks across the nation. The design for the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network is presented in the document 'A National Framework for Ground-Water Monitoring in the United States'.

The NGWMN Data Portal provides access to groundwater data from multiple, dispersed databases in a web-based mapping application. The portal contains current and historical data including water levels, water quality, lithology, and well construction. The NGWMN is currently in the process of adding new data providers to the Network. Agencies or organizations collecting groundwater data can find out more about becoming a data provider for the Network.

Funding to support data providers to the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network is provided through USGS Cooperative Agreements. Agencies can also find information about the status of the USGS cooperative agreements.

New (10/6/2023): The 2024 NGWMN Funding Opportunity is currently open. Interested agencies may apply online at under funding opportunity number G24AS00405. More information about the cooperative agreements is available on the NGWMN Cooperative Agreements page. Applications will be accepted from October 2, 2023, through January 18, 2024.

Three information sessions are scheduled to answer questions about the funding opportunity. The sessions will be held in Teams meetings. You can access the sessions using the links below.

October 12, 2023, at 3 pm ET.

November 15, 2023, at 1 pm ET.

December 13, 2023, at 12 pm ET.

For questions about the funding opportunity, please contact: Jason Fine at [], (919) 817-5395

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