This map shows the surficial geology of New Castle County, Delaware at a scale of 1:100,000. Maps at this scale are useful for viewing the general geologic framework on a county-wide basis, determining the geology of watersheds, and recognizing the relationship of geology to regional or county-wide environmental or land-use issues. This map, when combined with the subsurface geologic information, provides a basis for locating water supplies, mapping ground-water recharge areas, and protecting ground and surface water. Geologic maps are also used to identify geologic hazards, such as sinkholes and flood-prone areas, to identify sand and gravel resources, and for supporting state, county, and local land-use and planning decisions.
Please give proper credit to the Delaware Geological Survey.
Ramsey, K.W., 2005, Geologic Map of New Castle County, Delaware: Delaware Geological Survey Geologic Map 13 , scale 1:100,000.
Delaware Geological Survey
University of Delaware
Delaware Geological Survey Building
Newark, DE 19716
Mon - Fri; 8:00am to 4:30pm
Map scale 1:100,000.
Centroid: 39.57, -75.60