geology

Drought and other hazards

What is drought? A period of unusually dry weather that persists long enough to cause problems such as crop damages or water shortages. There is meteorological, agricultural and hydrologic drought. Impacts of drought on groundwater may lag behind the decrease in precipitation and agricultural drought. For tips on what to do during drought, ready.gov has information about all hazards.

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Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Log

The Geological Survey focused on collecting water well temperature data as an indicator of temperature gradients, radionuclide chemistry as a potential natural augmentation to heat production, thermal conductivity measurements which impact heat flow, and structural data particularly rock anisotropy and fracture data. Thermal conductivity and geochemical data for 40 rock samples plus 17 water well temperature records were uploaded to the National Geothermal Data System for easy access.

Current Projects

Anticline and syncline, BenningtonPhotograph (T. Eliassen): Anticline and syncline, Bennington

Year in review, 2018, p. 206-210 - a report submitted to the State Geologists Journal, Association of American State Geologists

Geology Publications and GIS On-line

vista of valley and distant mountains - taken from mountaintopOur publications are available on-line and include maps and text at statewide to local scales, general interest to technical  reports,  and associated GIS data (shapefiles and geodatabases). As a service, we also host publications of the Vermont Geological Society and some USGS maps which were compiled for the 2011 Bedrock Geologic Map of Vermont.

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