Recent news articles featuring the Vermont Geological Survey:
- What's under our feet? b
- Geologists study Clarendon Gorge to map the spread of PFAS by Emma Cotton, VTDigger
- Vermont DEC geologists work to build 3D map for PFOA contamination, by Clarissa Schmidt, ABC News 10
- State Builds 3-D Underground Map To Track The Movement Of PFOA by Howard Weiss-Tisman, VPR
State Geologist Jon Kim and a team of academic, federal, and private sector geologists collectively received a 2020 Environmental Merit Award from EPA Region 1 on Tuesday September 15th for their aquifer characterization work on the fate and transport of PFOA in Bennington. Read more here.
The team includes:
-Jon Kim, Vermont Geological Survey
-Peter Ryan, Middlebury College
-Tim Schroeder, Bennington College
-Edwin Romanowicz, SUNY at Plattsburgh
-David Boutt, UMASS/ Amherst
-Jamie Shanley, U.S.G.S.
-David DeSimone, DeSimone Geoscience
A new page describing the recent rockfall event at Smugglers Notch can be found here.
April 2020: Geochemical data released for 94 till samples in the Montpelier one-degree sheet. Also see VGTR2017-2 Distribution of major and trace element geochemistry of till, Montpelier 1:100,000 sheet, central Vermont.
Major Glacial Lakes and the Champlain Sea, 2020 by Springston, Wright and Van Hoesen
Wright, 2018 presentation at NEGSA on glacial lake history.
Free publication: A Field Guide to the Geology of Northern New England by M. Dorais, 2019 (253 pages includes VT, NH & ME)
Recently released open file reports and maps, updated May 2020
VG2020-1 Wright, S., 2020, Surficial geology and groundwater hydrology of the Stowe quadrangle, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2020-1, scale 1:24,000, Report plus 5 plates. GIS data.
VG2020-2 Springston, G., 2020, Surficial geologic map of the Groton 7.5 minute quadrangle, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2020-2, scale 1:24,000, Plate 1- Surficial Map, Plate 2- Depth to Bedrock. GIS data.
VGTR2020-1: Kim, J.J., Romanowicz, E.A., Ryan, P.C., Klepeis, K.A., Boyles, J., Cobb, A., and Valentine, G., 2020, Physical characterization of the PFAS-contaminated fractured rock aquifer beneath the Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport: Vermont Geological Survey Technical Report VGTR2020-1, 1 plate (poster).
Current projects (2019-2020) View the complete list of current mapping, hazards, and groundwater projects.