geology groundwater study

Radionuclides

Radioactivity - Naturally Occuring in Rock, Soil and Water

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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Groundwater Studies

PLAN - MAP - TEST - PROTECT
Groundwater is an important natural resource in Vermont. Vermonters depend on groundwater for their drinking water supply, agriculture, manufacturing and to support aquatic habitat. Groundwater quantity and quality vary with climate, precipitation, overlying land use, and the rock and soil types through which it moves.

Geology and Health

SpringVermont's geology contributes to many facets of human health.  Bedrock, glacial materials, and soils each have positive and/or negative impacts on water quality and air quality. Healthy human bodies require minerals and elements (ex. salt, calcium, iron) which are transferred from the geologic environment through the food chain. Some geologic materials may filter contaminants so they do not reach groundwater supplies.

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