DGS Annual Report

DGS Annual Report of Programs and Activities.

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DGS News and Activities

News for: 2017
March 23, 2017 David Wunsch, Director of the Delaware Geological Survey gave a talk at NIST Colloquium Series
March 9, 2017 New Position at DGS
February 20, 2017 Training the next generation of Geohydrologists
February 8, 2017 DGS Annual Report 2015-16 available as online interactive story map
January 17, 2017 3rd DGS Geosymposium - Delaware Geology in the Field
News for: 2016
November 29, 2016 William “Sandy” Schenck was awarded the Charles R. Sherman Award for outstanding service to ASBOG
October 14, 2016 David Wunsch, Director and State Geologist of the Delaware Geological Survey (DGS) participated in AAAS Forum
October 14, 2016 David Wunsch, Director and State Geologist of the Delaware Geological Survey participated at GSA Annual Meeting
October 13, 2016 Groundwater response to extreme rainfall event – eastern Sussex County
August 15, 2016 DGS participates in inter-agency meeting on Chesapeake Watershed
August 2, 2016 Protect Your Groundwater Day - September 6, 2016
July 11, 2016 Workshop on Delaware high water marks
July 6, 2016 Sharing groundwater expertise internationally - State Department taps UD’s Wunsch to attend South Asia Groundwater Forum
May 11, 2016 Journal article "Hydrogeologic controls on groundwater discharge and nitrogen loads in a coastal watershed"
May 10, 2016 Going with the Flow: Federal Funding Facilitates Progress for the U.S. National Ground-Water Monitoring Network
May 10, 2016 The Geological Society of America (GSA) released a Critical Issues Paper on induced seismicity
May 6, 2016 Delaware Geological Survey Issues Report on Modeling of Impacts of Rapid Infiltration Basin Systems
May 2, 2016 Conference presentation at NGWA Summit, Denver, CO
April 5, 2016 William "Sandy" Schenck's photomicrograph was chosen for "The Art in Science" exhibit at UD Harker Lab
March 30, 2016 Annual Pick & Gavel Award - 2016
February 22, 2016 William "Sandy" Schenck was interviewed for a BBC documentary.
February 2, 2016 National Groundwater Awareness Week - March 6-12, 2016
January 29, 2016 Delaware Geological Survey Joins the National Groundwater Monitoring Network Effort
News for: 2015
December 17, 2015 Delaware Geological Survey Issues Report on Groundwater Monitoring and Water-Quality Impacts of Rapid Infiltration Basin Systems
December 10, 2015 Delaware Geological Survey Issues Report on Hydrogeologic Impacts of Rapid Infiltration Basin Systems
December 3, 2015 Delaware Geological Survey Issues Report on Wastewater Treatment used for Rapid Infiltration Basin Systems
November 23, 2015 Peter P. McLaughlin Jr., presented two papers at the 2015 annual meeting of the GSA, November 1-4, Baltimore
November 23, 2015 Improving geospatial knowledge - Professors launch DelawareView to improve public access to remote sensing and geospatial data
October 22, 2015 DGS presentation to Delaware River Basin Commission Water Management Advisory Committee on Groundwater Monitoring
October 19, 2015 DGS Presentation on Groundwater to Clean Water Task Force
October 8, 2015 Coastal flood workshop - UD, organizations collaborate to improve Mid-Atlantic coastal resiliency
September 24, 2015 John Callahan gave presentation at Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee annual meeting
September 10, 2015 DGS welcomes James D. Hanes to UD NEWRNet project
September 9, 2015 Geologic Map Day - October 16, 2015
September 4, 2015 Delaware Geological Survey releases new geologic map of Seaford Area
September 3, 2015 Delaware Geological Survey issues report on groundwater modeling in eastern Sussex County
July 31, 2015 Protect Your Groundwater Day - September 8, 2015
June 1, 2015 U.S. Representative John Carney visits UD, CEOE
April 23, 2015 Geological research initiatives - Public, private, academic partners gather for Delaware Geologic Research Symposium
April 7, 2015 Analysis of Tides and Storm Surge from Observations Records in the Delaware Inland Bays
February 23, 2015 OFR 50 - Delaware Geological Survey releases report on coastal sedimentary deposits
February 12, 2015 NGWA National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8-14, 2015
February 3, 2015 Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit, January 25-28, 2015 at Cape May, NJ
January 27, 2015 DMS Event: Red Beryl - One of the Rarest Minerals in the World
January 22, 2015 Peter P. McLaughlin, Jr. gave a talk "Census of Groundwater Use in Southern Delaware: The Importance of Groundwater in Agriculture"
January 22, 2015 David Wunsch was guest speaker at winter meeting of Geological Society of New Hampshire
January 15, 2015 Delaware Geologic Research Symposium - April 14, 2015
News for: 2014
December 23, 2014 Centralizing resources - Delaware Sea Grant researchers develop infrastructure to house flood, high water mark data
December 23, 2014 New Instrumentation for Water Budget Evaluation
December 23, 2014 Geology in Action at the DGS
October 30, 2014 Application of 3-D Aquifer Mapping to Analysis of Groundwater Withdrawals by Source in the Delaware Coastal Plain
October 29, 2014 Mineralogical Museum Open House November 6
October 23, 2014 Position opening at The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays: Estuary Science & Restoration Coordinator
October 16, 2014 Geosciences gold - UD's David Wunsch selected for American Geosciences Award
October 10, 2014 Celebrate National Fossil Day on October, 15 2014
October 10, 2014 DGS Groundwater Resources Data
September 26, 2014 The Delaware Geological Survey published a new geologic map of southwestern Sussex County
September 15, 2014 William “Sandy” Schenck participated in the Manhattan Prong Workshop Sep 6-7, 2014.
August 29, 2014 Protect Your Groundwater Day - Tuesday, September 9, 2014
June 25, 2014 Sand search - Delaware Geological Survey assessing sand availability for beach restoration planning
June 18, 2014 Regional partners to focus on sea-level rise in Delaware
June 18, 2014 Delaware Geological Survey releases new geologic map of the Trap Pond area
June 18, 2014 From where should beach replenishment sand come?
May 23, 2014 BOEM and Delaware Sign Agreement to Identify Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning
May 8, 2014 Delaware Geological Survey releases new geologic map of the Millsboro area
April 24, 2014 Project Update: NEWRnet - North East Water Resources Network
April 10, 2014 Stratigraphic, Hydrologic, and Climatic Influences on the Formation and Spatial Distribution of Carolina Bays in Central Delaware
January 30, 2014 Delaware Geological Survey to Host Digital Mapping Techniques Conference, June 1-4, 2014
January 28, 2014 David Wunsch, appointed to Federal Advisory Committee for the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
January 28, 2014 David Wunsch served on an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows Career Summit
January 6, 2014 Delaware Geological Survey featured on 'Geology Online: 105 Websites That Rock'
January 6, 2014 16th Annual National Groundwater Awareness Week - March 9-15, 2014
News for: 2013
December 18, 2013 Delaware Geological Survey releases geologic map of Frankford, Selbyville area
November 1, 2013 Ancient water - Delaware Geological Survey carbon-dates groundwater found to be thousands of years old
September 25, 2013 ADVISORY: Decree Party Public Listening Sessions on the Flexible Flow Management Program (FFMP)
September 25, 2013 Geologic Map Day: Celebrate on October 18!
July 24, 2013 National Groundwater Association - Protect Your Groundwater Day - September 10, 2013
July 24, 2013 EPSCoR Track 2 - New grant from NSF EPSCoR will establish water resources network
July 1, 2013 The Delaware DataMIL is Retired
May 28, 2013 Integration of multiple geophysical techniques to image a submarine groundwater discharge zone
May 24, 2013 Delaware River Basin States And New York City Announce One-Year Reservoir Operating Plan Agreement
April 17, 2013 Protecting tidal wetlands - UD scientists study tidal flow, sediment movement in Kent salt marsh
April 16, 2013 Delaware Geologic Research Symposium - April 16, 2013
April 11, 2013 Assessing Potential Impacts of a Wastewater Rapid Infiltration Basin System on Groundwater Quality: A Delaware Case Study
March 26, 2013 DGS releases report on subsurface geology of Delaware City area
March 25, 2013 Delaware Geological Survey is hosting inaugural research symposium, open house
March 21, 2013 Critical tide monitors face full shutdown
January 9, 2013 DGS releases new geologic map of Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island area
January 3, 2013 Losing ground - Can marshes keep pace with the rising tide?
January 3, 2013 System alerts bay communities of coming floods
News for: 2012
December 12, 2012 Presentation on RIBS at Fall 2012 AGU meeting
November 19, 2012 Presentations at GSA (Geological Society of America) 2012 Annual Meeting
November 19, 2012 Nov. 19: Science Café - State geologist to speak on 'History of State Geological Surveys'
November 1, 2012 Hurricane Sandy Q&A - Experts at UD aid state, National Weather Service during storm
October 22, 2012 Celebrating Earth Science - Delaware Geological Survey supplies educational materials to teachers for Earth Science Week
October 19, 2012 Celebrate Geologic Map Day 2012!
September 20, 2012 Coast Day fun for kids - Families can enjoy fun activities about marine science at Coast Day in Lewes
September 7, 2012 Earth Science Week 2012 - held October 14-20
September 6, 2012 In Memoriam ~ Allan M. Thompson, associate professor emeritus
August 31, 2012 Finding faults - Delaware Geological Survey discovers evidence of past earthquakes
August 22, 2012 Gauging sea-level rise in marshes
August 1, 2012 DGS releases new DGIR web application
July 18, 2012 “Application of a Coupled Overland Flow–Vadose Zone Model to Rapid Infiltration Basin Systems”
June 8, 2012 Scientists dig deep to research aquifers
June 8, 2012 NGWA Protect Your Groundwater Day
June 6, 2012 Monitoring our water - Delaware Geological Survey improving groundwater monitoring efforts with new wells, sampling
April 16, 2012 “Our Groundwater Resources -- Current and Future Status”
March 7, 2012 The Storm of '62
January 26, 2012 Gaining new appreciation of rocks in the garden
January 17, 2012 Effect of tropical storms Irene and Lee on groundwater levels in well Qb35-08 near Laurel, Delaware
January 4, 2012 Transforming Ground-Based Oblique Thermal Images to Enable Quantitative Analysis of Coupled Heat and Fluid Flow in the Critical Zone
January 4, 2012 Delaware Groundwater Monitoring Network - Planning for Sustainable Future Groundwater Supplies
News for: 2011
November 30, 2011 Delaware Geological Survey welcomes new director Wunsch
November 11, 2011 Use of Geospatial Data in Planning for Offshore Wind Development
November 7, 2011 Land application of wastewater in Delaware - Results of research on RIBS, spray irrigation, and reuse
October 31, 2011 Study takes look at region's water - Growth areas' quantity, quality is focus
October 17, 2011 Wunsch to take helm at DGS
September 14, 2011 Source Water Assessment and Protection Program
September 8, 2011 Skies aren't about to run out of rain - Wet week brings more flooding, fallen trees
August 26, 2011 Prepping for Irene - State officials benefit from CEOE expertise on storms
August 25, 2011 Expert: Earthquake aftershocks could be felt in Delaware in coming days
August 24, 2011 The science behind earthquakes is not absolute
August 24, 2011 Delaware geological researchers track quake effects, possibility of aftershocks
August 24, 2011 Quake, rattle and roll - Quake largest felt in Delaware since 1886, researchers report
August 24, 2011 Quake's strength surprises scientists
July 14, 2011 Delaware Geological Survey releases new geologic map of Harbeson area
July 13, 2011 DGS honors retiring director, state geologist Talley
June 22, 2011 A.Scott Andres was referenced in a News Journal article about Cypress Swamp
June 6, 2011 Publishing Surficial Geologic Maps of Delaware
May 20, 2011 Peter P. McLaughlin Jr. presented at 2011 AAPG annual meeting
May 20, 2011 Scott Andres participated in the 2011 NGWA Summit in Baltimore, MD
May 6, 2011 Scott Andres made a presentation at the Center for the Inland Bays
April 5, 2011 A flood of innovation - UD and the state work together to mitigate coastal flooding in Delaware
March 22, 2011 Stefanie Baxter interviewed by local media regarding earthquake in Japan.
March 17, 2011 First State Geology newsletter available online
March 11, 2011 DGS issues report on groundwater modeling in southern New Castle County
March 10, 2011 DGS releases new geologic map of Rehoboth Beach area
March 2, 2011 Did You Know - Rock On - Delaware's Geological Past
February 14, 2011 Submarine groundwater discharge to a coastal lagoon
February 1, 2011 DGS Participates in the Delaware Estuary Conference
News for: 2010
December 3, 2010 Presentation on The Ups and Downs of Alternative Drilling
December 3, 2010 Presentation on Submarine Groundwater Discharge
November 23, 2010 DNREC raises capital request - Sixfold hike includes beach, water projects
November 17, 2010 A.I.duPont Students see geology of the Delaware Piedmont
October 15, 2010 DGS participated in Coast Day 2010 on October 3rd
September 3, 2010 DGS unveils new website
August 20, 2010 Sewage disposal battle shapes up - Citizen groups warn of threat to Inland Bays
August 20, 2010 Delaware waterways: Tidal streams often hide danger beneath surface
July 26, 2010 Polluted water found statewide, Toxic plume lurks under Dover's historic Green
July 26, 2010 Scientists study flow of groundwater into bays - results may help track pollution
July 26, 2010 Scientists study flow of groundwater into bays
July 25, 2010 Delaware Drinking Water at Risk, What you haven't been told about chemicals polluting the aquifer that serves Del., Md., N.J.
May 27, 2010 DGS releases new geologic map of Georgetown area
May 20, 2010 DGS issues report on the surficial geology of southern Delaware
May 4, 2010 A GIS screening tool for assessing suitability of land for RIBS
April 21, 2010 Volcanoes: a blast from the past
April 16, 2010 Presentation on national LiDAR applications and benefits
April 16, 2010 Presentation on groundwater availability
April 16, 2010 Presentation on assessing suitability of land for rapid infiltration basin systems
April 14, 2010 National LiDAR applications and benefits: a perspective from the states
March 30, 2010 The Mason-Dixon Line, that land is your land
February 4, 2010 Presentation on land application of waste water
January 17, 2010 Chances of large Delmarva quake 'are very remote'
News for: 2009
December 14, 2009 Integration of groundwater monitoring into Delaware's water resources programs
November 25, 2009 University assists with Delaware GIS Day field trip
November 25, 2009 UD hosts first-ever Geospatial Research Day
November 18, 2009 Andres presented at the Delaware Rural Water Association and Delaware Clean Water Advisory Council
October 13, 2009 World-renowned environmental scientists to speak at DENIN opening on October 23, 2009
October 9, 2009 Thousands come out to celebrate the sea at Coast Day 2009
October 7, 2009 UD plans Geospatial Research Day for November 19, 2009
August 17, 2009 Groundwater affected by development, scientists say
July 2, 2009 Earth's shift rattles state, some nerves - Centered in N.J., quake sounded like a loud noise
July 2, 2009 Earthquake rattles New Jersey and Delaware
June 24, 2009 Rapid infiltration basin systems -- research introduction
March 12, 2009 Survey gives DataMIL web site new look, features
March 5, 2009 EPSCoR seed grants awarded to environmental researchers
News for: 2008
December 15, 2008 DGS issues report on the geology of Bethany Beach
December 10, 2008 Schenck rocks out on railroad geological tours
November 24, 2008 DGS reports on hydrogeology of southern New Castle County
August 5, 2008 DGS issues report on well water quality survey
July 11, 2008 Delaware Geological Survey joins CMES
April 7, 2008 DGS issues report on groundwater discharge areas