What's New?

January 2020:

Landslide presentation at Green Mountain Club, January 2020

Chittenden County, Vermont Multi-Hazard Analysis, NESEC report 2019

Free publication: A Field Guide to the Geology of Northern New England by M. Dorais, 2019 (253 pages includes VT, NH & ME)

Landslide report on Vermont Public Radio

Drone footage (courtesy of VTRANS) of the Cotton Brook landslide in Waterbury from June 12: Clip 1: Flight from the Cotton Brook channel to the head scarp at the top of the landslide. Clip 2: View of an active mudflow on the landslide surface comprised of glacial lake sand and clay, cobbles and small boulders.

Glacial lakes web page and correlation chart.

Cotton Brook Landslide page 

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 based on reported sites; completion of the statewide inventory is currently suspended.

Recently released open file reports and maps, updated November 2019

VG2019-1 Wright, S., 2019, Surficial geology and groundwater hydrology of the Richmond quadrangle, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2019-1, scale 1:24,000, Report plus 5 plates. ReportSurficial MapOverburden ThicknessPotentiometric SurfaceRecharge PotentialHydrologic Units

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.

VG2019-3 Springston, G., 2019, Surficial geology and hydrogeology of the Huntington 7.5 Minute Quadrangle, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2019-3, scale 1:24,000, Report, Plate 1 - Surficial Map. GIS data.

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.