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Iowa Well Forecasting System launches

Posted on June 20th, 2019

The University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC), in collaboration with the UI Hydroinformatics Lab (UIHI Lab) and the Iowa Geological Survey (IGS), has developed an information system to assist the management of private wells in Iowa.

The Iowa Well Forecasting System (IWFoS) is a publicly accessible web platform that allows users to view spatial information regarding groundwater aquifer depths and groundwater quality in Iowa. Developed by Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Ibrahim Demir and graduate student Muhammed Sit of the UIHI Lab ( with support from Rick Langel of IGS—IWFoS integrates publicly available data on well geology from the IGS database GeoSam with water quality data from the Private Well Tracking System (PWTS) that is managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The Iowa Well Forecasting Systems, IWFoS, is available at: