Science Friday: Geologists reveal ancient worlds using LiDAR, Rutland Herald Article by Colin Dowey and Elle O'Casey
State Geologists Journal, 2018: Assoc. of American State Geologists, Vol. LXIX, July 2017-June 2018. Vermont section p. 206-210.
A magnitude 2.1 earthquake to the west-northwest of White River Junction occurred at 9:30 December 6, 2018. More information is posted on the USGS web site. There is also a "Did You Feel It" form for reporting the impact.
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 October 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. Map, Data points, Overburden thickness, Slope 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. Report, Plate 1 - Surficial Map, Plate 2 - Overburden Thickness, Plate 3 -Potentiometric Surface, Plate 4 - Depth to Bedrock, Plate 5 - Bedrock Well Yield, Plate 6 - Recharge potential (shallow), Plate 7 - Recharge potential (deep), Plate 8- Aquifer Potential, Plate 9 - Hydrogegologic Units, Plate 10 - Data points.
VG2018-3 Springston, G.S., 2018, Surficial Geology and Hydrogeology of the Joes Pond 7.5 Minute Quadrangle, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2018-3, scale 1:24,000, Report plus 8 plates. See also VG2017-6 for the surficial map. Report, Plate 1 - Surficial Map (VG2017-6), Plate 2 - Data Points, Plate 3-Overburden, Plate 4- Well Depth, Plate 5 -Well Yield, Plate 6- Static Water levels, Plate 7 - Hydrogeologic Units, Plate 8 - Aquifer Potential, Plate 9 - Recharge Potential. GIS Data.
VG2018-4, Wright, S., 2018, Surficial Geology and Hydrogeology of the Bolton Mountain Quadrangle. 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).
VG2018-5 Wright, S., and Dowey, C. W., 2018, Surficial Geology and Hydrogeology of the Jeffersonville Quadrangle, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2018-5, scale 1:24,000, 4 plates.
Plate 1 - Surficial Geologic Map, Plate 2 - Surficial Geologic Cross-Sections, Plate 3 - Isopach Map, Plate 4 - Generalized Groundwater Flow, Report (VG01-2). This supersedes the maps of VG01-2. GIS Data.
Current projects (2018-2019) View the complete list of current mapping, hazards, and groundwater projects.