What's New?

February 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

December 2018:

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. MapData pointsOverburden thicknessSlope 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. ReportPlate 1 - Surficial MapPlate 2 - Overburden ThicknessPlate 3 -Potentiometric SurfacePlate 4 - Depth to BedrockPlate 5 - Bedrock Well YieldPlate 6 - Recharge potential (shallow)Plate 7 - Recharge potential (deep),  Plate 8- Aquifer PotentialPlate 9 - Hydrogegologic UnitsPlate 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 mapReportPlate 1 - Surficial Map (VG2017-6)Plate 2 - Data PointsPlate 3-OverburdenPlate 4- Well DepthPlate 5 -Well YieldPlate 6- Static Water levelsPlate 7 - Hydrogeologic UnitsPlate 8 - Aquifer PotentialPlate 9 - Recharge PotentialGIS Data

VG2018-4, Wright, S., 2018, Surficial Geology and Hydrogeology of the Bolton Mountain Quadrangle. ReportPlate 1- Surficial MapPlate 2- Data PointsPlate 3 - OverburdenPlate 4 - Recharge potentialPlate 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 MapPlate 2 - Surficial Geologic Cross-SectionsPlate 3 - Isopach MapPlate 4 - Generalized Groundwater FlowReport (VG01-2). This supersedes the maps of VG01-2. GIS Data.

VG2018-6 Springston, G., 2018, Landslide Inventory of Chittenden County, Northwest Vermont [ReportMap]: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2018-6.

Current projects (2018-2019) View the complete list of current mapping, hazards, and groundwater projects.