What's New?

September 2018:
Landslide inventory for Vermont (in progress) is posted on the open data portal. There's an option to view the data on a webmap. The inventory will be updated annually as we inventory each county.

July 2018:
VG2018-1 Springston, G.S., 2018, Surficial Geologic Map of the Barre East 7.5 Minute Quadrangle, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2018-1, scale 1:24,000, Report and 4 plates: Plate 1 - Surficial Geologic MapPlate 2 - Data pointsPlate 3 - Overburden thicknessPlate 4 - Slope mapGIS Data.

VG2018-6 Springston, G., 2018, Landslide Inventory of Chittenden County, Northwest Vermont [ReportMap]: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2018-6.

June 2018: A few links about mantle upwelling in New England:
Northern Appalachian Anomaly, athenospheric upwelling
Northern Appalachian Anomaly (NAA), a seismic low-velocity feature
Uplift of the Adirondacks
AGU Blogosphere has something for everyone
New England Seamounts, NOAA

June 2018: VG2018-2 Van Hoesen, J., 2018, Surficial Geology and Hydrogeology of the southern half of the Proctor 7.5 Minute Quadrangle, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2018-2, scale 1:24,000, Report plus 10 plates. ReportPlate 1 - Surficial MapPlate 2 - Overburden ThicknessPlate 3 -Potentiometric SurfacePlate 4 - Depth to BedrockPlate 5 - Bedrock Well YieldPlate 6 - Recharge potential (shallow)Plate 7 - Recharge potential (deep),  Plate 8- Aquifer PotentialPlate 9 - Hydrogeologic UnitsPlate 10 - Data points.

June 2018: Link to the water presentations (reclassification, nitrates, PFOA, tile drains and more) at the Vermont Environmental Consortium meeting, June 6, 2018

June 2018 - Waring, A. and Wright, S., Surficial Geology of Joiner Brook and Winooski River Valleys: Bolton, Vermont (UVM student poster).

June 2018: VG2018-4, Wright, S., 2018, Surficial Geology and Hydrogeology of the Bolton Mountain Quadrangle: Vermont Geological Survey Open File report VG2018-4, scale 1:24,000, Report and 5 plates. Report, Plate 1- Surficial Map, Plate 2- Data Points, Plate 3 - Overburden, Plate 4 - Recharge potential, Plate 5- Flow lines, Also see Chittenden County water resources map (VG2010).

June 2018 - New release maps from USGS: 
Rankin, D.W., 2018, Bedrock geologic map of the Littleton and Lower Waterford Quadrangles, Essex and Caledonia Counties, Vermont, and Grafton County, New Hampshire: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1087, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000. 

Rankin, D.W., 2018, Bedrock geologic map of the Lisbon quadrangle, and parts of the Sugar Hill and East Haverhill quadrangles, Grafton County, New Hampshire: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1016, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.

Rankin, D.W., 2018, Bedrock geologic map of the Miles Pond and Concord quadrangles, Essex and Caledonia Counties, Vermont, and Grafton County, New Hampshire: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1025, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000. 

June 11, 2018: VGS is updating/upgrading water well location data for 7 counties in 2017 - 2019. Data is posted on the ANR Atlas; Orange County data updated June 10.  

Recently released open file reports, updated July 2018

VG2018-1 Springston, G., 2018, Surficial Geologic Map of the Barre East 7.5 Minute Quadrangle, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2018-1, scale 1:24,000, 4 plates. MapData pointsOverburden thicknessSlope map.

VG2018-2 Van Hoesen, J., 2018, Surficial Geology and Hydrogeology of the southern half of the Proctor 7.5 Minute Quadrangle, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2018-2, scale 1:24,000, Report plus 10 plates. ReportPlate 1 - Surficial MapPlate 2 - Overburden ThicknessPlate 3 -Potentiometric SurfacePlate 4 - Depth to BedrockPlate 5 - Bedrock Well YieldPlate 6 - Recharge potential (shallow)Plate 7 - Recharge potential (deep),  Plate 8- Aquifer PotentialPlate 9 - Hydrogegologic UnitsPlate 10 - Data points.

VG2018-4, Wright, S., 2018, Surficial Geology and Hydrogeology of the Bolton Mountain Quadrangle. ReportPlate 1- Surficial MapPlate 2- Data PointsPlate 3 - OverburdenPlate 4 - Recharge potentialPlate 5- Flow lines, Also see Chittenden County water resources map (VG2010).

VG2018-6 Springston, G., 2018, Landslide Inventory of Chittenden County, Northwest Vermont [ReportMap]: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2018-6.

 

Current projects (2018-2019) View the complete list of current mapping, hazards, and groundwater projects.