Glacial Aquifer Systems Stratigraphy (GLASS)
To understand how glacial deposits influence ground-water and aggregate resource availability.
Glacial melt water deposits are the principal high-yielding aquifers in the densely populated northeastern U.S. They also are the major source of coarse aggregate for construction. Conflicting land and resource uses and water supply and contamination issues require an increasingly sophisticated understanding of ground-water flow within both the bedrock and surface aquifers. Modern, reliable 3-D geologic maps are able to assist in constructing more accurate ground-water flow models.
Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island
Resources (Aggregates), Resources (Water)
Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Berrien County (MI), Illinois State Geological Survey, Indiana Geological Survey, Michigan Office of Geological Survey, Rhode Island Geological Survey, University of Rhode Island, Massachusetts Office of the State Geologist
Current NCGMP Funding
Duration of NCGMP Funding:
Contact Information:Project Chief: Janet R. Stone (Eastern Earth Surface Processes Team)