Current Projects

Anticline and syncline, BenningtonPhotograph (T. Eliassen): Anticline and syncline, Bennington

Year in review, a report submitted to the Association of American State Geologists, 2016

DEC FY2018 Performance Report with maps summarizing a) essential geoscience  for Vermont communities and b) areas of hazard mapping.

Mapping Projects, 2017-2018:

Surficial geology and groundwater resources of  the Bolton Mountain quadrangle

Surficial geology and groundwater resources of  the southern 1/2 of the Proctor quadrangle

Surficial geology of  the Barre East quadrangle

Groundwater resources of  the Joes Pond quadrangle, Vermont


Geochemistry of till from the Montpelier one-degree sheet to contribute to our understanding groundwater and surface water chemistry.

Groundwater chemistry in Monkton, VT to address questions related to naturally-occurring elements of concern (radioactivity and other).

Groundwater chemistry and nitrates, Sutton, VT

Groundwater in fractured bedrock:

Hydrogeology and geochemistry of a fractured bedrock aquifer in Bennington and North Bennington, Vermont to address a PFOA contamination issue. Recently released Open-File Reports include VG2017-1: Surficial Geology of the Bennington area, Vermont and VG2017-3: Derivative maps generated from water well data logs in the Bennington area, Vermont.

Continued studies in Hinesburg and the Champlain Valley to understand groundwater flow, bedrock type and thrust faults. Studies provide data for water supply, radionuclide/water quality and other fate and transport of contaminants.


Landslide hazard mapping,  Washington County. Landslide hazard mapping,  Addison County (completed 2016)

Landslide hazard mapping, Highgate, VT (completed 2016, see VG2016-4)


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Department of Environmental Conservation
Vermont Geological Survey

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