What's New?

June 2019:

Landslide Response: The Vermont Geological Survey is working with the Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation to assess the hazards associated with a large landslide in the Cotton Brook drainage in Waterbury, Vermont. VGS Geologists, along with researchers from Norwich University and University of Vermont, are mapping the extent and character of the landslide deposit. This will provide information on the size of the hazard, what trails are at risk, and the possible causes of the event. For more information visit the Cotton Brook Landslide page or a slide presentation from 7/9/2019

Improving the Mapping of Vermont's Water-Use, Vermont Center for Geographic Information Blog Post by Colin Dowey.

Science Friday: Geologists reveal ancient worlds using LiDAR, Rutland Herald Article by Colin Dowey and Elle O'Casey

Gauthier, B. and Boulanger, M. 2018: The Mount Holly Mammoth, History Since Discovery: VGS Edu. Leaflet No. 3, 4 p.

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.

Recently released open file reports and maps, updated July 2019

VG2019-2 Kim, J., Young, P., and Peterson, N., 2019, Bedrock Zones in Vermont and Radon in Air Test Points and Statistics: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2019-2, Readme filePlate 1 and Plate 2.

VG2019-4 Van Hoesen, J., 2019, Surficial Geology and Hydrogeology of the Proctor 7.5 Minute Quadrangle, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2019-4, scale 1:24,000, Report plus 9 plates. ReportPlate 1 - Surficial MapPlate 2 - Overburden ThicknessPlate 3 -Potentiometric SurfacePlate 4 - Bedrock Well YieldPlate 5 - Recharge potential (shallow)Plate 6 - Recharge potential (deep),  Plate 7- Aquifer PotentialPlate 8- Hydrogegologic UnitsPlate 9 - Data points.

Current projects (2019-2020) View the complete list of current mapping, hazards, and groundwater projects.