Trap Pond map

Delaware Geological Survey releases new geologic map of Trap Pond area

TEXT SIZE

3:13 p.m., June 18, 2014--The Delaware Geological Survey (DGS) has published a new geologic map of the Trap Pond and Pittsville areas in central Sussex County titled Geologic Map of the Trap Pond and Pittsville Quadrangles, Delaware.

Geologic Map 21 presents the results of research by Jaime L. Tomlinson and Kelvin W. Ramsey of DGS.

Research Stories

Battling RRD

UD's Tom Evans is part of a research group that has been awarded $4.6 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study methods to combat rose rosette disease.

Penguin chicks

UD oceanographers recently reported a connection between local weather conditions and the weight of Adélie penguin chicks in Marine Ecology Progress Series, a top marine ecology journal.

The map illustrates and describes the geologic units found at the land surface and in the shallow subsurface in the map area. The purpose of the map is to provide geologic information that can be used to define the underlying geology of the study area in support of regulatory land-use decision making, delineation and protection of water resources, and to identify potential sand and gravel resources.

When used in conjunction with supporting subsurface geologic information, the map can aid in locating water supplies for public, domestic, agricultural, and industrial use, for mapping groundwater recharge areas, and for protecting groundwater and surface-water resources in parts of Sussex County.

The map contains detailed descriptions and ages of all units presented on the map as well as a cross section that shows the geology and names of units underlying the units exposed at the land’s surface.

The map is part of the Delaware Geological Survey’s ongoing mission to understand geologic and hydrologic systems and to advise, inform, and educate Delawareans about the results of such investigations for use in issues regarding surface and groundwater resources, agriculture, economic development, land-use planning, environmental protection, resource evaluation, engineering applications, hazard identification and mitigation, and recreation.

DGS Geologic Map No. 21 is available as a PDF to view online or as a downloadable product from the DGS web page.

icon-fb icon-tw icon-yt icon-fs
ADVERTISEMENT

News Media Contact

University of Delaware
Office of Communications & Marketing
302-831-NEWS
ud-ocm@udel.edu

UDaily is produced by the
Office of Communications & Marketing

The Academy Building
105 East Main Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 | USA
Phone: (302) 831-2792
email: ud-ocm@udel.edu
www.udel.edu/ocm
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716
ud-ocm@udel.edu • (302) 831-2792 • ©2012
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: (302) 831-2792 • © 2013
Comments|Contact Us|Legal Notices