bedrock maps

Geology Publications and GIS On-line

vista of valley and distant mountains - taken from mountaintopThe publications of the Geological Survey are available on-line and include a variety of maps and text from statewide to local scales, general interest to technical  reports,  and associated GIS data (shapefiles and geodatabases). As a service, we also host publications of the Vermont Geological Society and many USGS maps which were compiled for the 2011 Bedrock Geologic Map of Vermont.  The full list of publications is in the left navigation bar.

Mapping Program

The mapping program produces bedrock and surficial geologic maps by town, quadrangle and watershed. It is funded through STATEMAP, an annual competitive grant process through the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program of the U.S.Geological Survey. The State Mapping Advisory Committee, comprised of legislators, consultants, geologists, and mineral industry personnel, meets with the State Geologist to review the map program and make recommendations concerning the goals of this project.

Groundwater Studies

Groundwater is an important natural resource in Vermont. Vermonters depend on groundwater for their drinking water supply, agriculture, manufacturing and to support aquatic habitat. Groundwater quantity and quality vary with climate, precipitation, overlying land use, and the rock and soil types through which it moves.

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