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FEDMAP Project Summary

Karst Applied Research Studies through Geologic Mapping

Purpose:

To understand how karst can influence ground-water availability and urbanization.

Description:

Digital geologic maps in and near the Ozark National Scenic Riverways are being used to (1) produce a ground-water movement framework that helps determine the effects of lead mining on the local aquifers, (2) provide information for land-use decisions by the National Park Service within the Ozarks National Scenic Riverway, and (3) provide geographic information system (GIS) data to the Missouri Department of Conservation to incorporate into their systematic mapping of ecologic landscape types (ELT), which identifies environmentally sensitive areas, determines where to conduct controlled burning, limit access, and take anti-invasive species actions.

Study Area:

Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico

Anticipated Uses:

Hazards (Karst), Resources (Water)

Cooperators/Collaborators/Clients:

Frederick County (VA), Arkansas Geological Commission, Big Bend National Park (TX), Carlsbad Caverns National Park (NM), Cave Research Foundation, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (GA), City of Philadelphia (PA), Clarke County (VA), Coronado National Forest (AZ), Desert Southwest CESU, Kentucky Geological Survey, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (PA), Mark Twain National Forest (MO), Maryland Geological Survey, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (CA), National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NM), Ozark Cave Diving Alliance (MO), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (MO), Ozark Underground Laboratory (MO), Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Geological Survey, Slovenia Karst Research Institute, Southwest Missouri State University, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Commerce/NOAA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. National Park Service, University of Arkansas, University of Florida, University of South Florida, University of Texas at Arlington, Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Las Vegas Wash Coordinating Committee., Washington University in St. Louis

Project Status:

Current NCGMP Funding

Project Duration:

2001-2007

Duration of NCGMP Funding:

2001-2006


Contact Information:

Project Chief: David J. Weary (Eastern Earth Surface Processes Team)
E-mail: dweary@usgs.gov
Phone: 703-648-6897

Related Links:

Project Website: http://geology.er.usgs.gov/eespteam/Karst/
Project Geologic Maps: http://geology.er.usgs.gov/eespteam/Karst/products/karstproducts.htm

 

 
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