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Recent news articles featuring the Vermont Geological Survey:

September 2020:

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

June 2020:

A new page describing the recent rockfall event at Smugglers Notch can be found here.

April 2020:

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.

Aquifer characterization progress at the Rutland Regional Airport, 2020

Animation of major glacial lakes and the Champlain Sea, 2020

Major Glacial Lakes and the Champlain Sea, 2020 by Springston, Wright and Van Hoesen

Wright, 2018 presentation at NEGSA on glacial lake history.

Glacial lakes web page and correlation chart.

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 platesGIS 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 MapPlate 2- Depth to BedrockGIS 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).

VG2019-5 Springston, G., Landslide Inventory of Orange County, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG2019-5, Report and Map.

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