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Since the Maryland Geological Survey was created in 1896, it has been basically a scientific-investigative organization. It is charged with the many-faceted role of investigating the earth resources of Maryland through the application of the various disciplines within the general field of earth science. Thus, its primary mission concerns geologic studies, including geologic mapping, environmental geology, geology of mineral resources, water-resources investigations, coastal and estuarine geology, and topographic and geophysical mapping.
The Maryland Geological Survey has been an agency within the Department of Natural Resources since 1969. With a reorganization of DNR in 1995, the Survey is now a division of DNR's Resource Assessment Administration.
The Survey carries out its mission through three scientific programs under the general supervision of the General Direction Program. The three scientific programs are Hydrogeology and Hydrology, Environmental Geology and Mineral Resources, and Coastal and Estuarine Geology. The Hydrogeology and Hydrology Program, in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey, is responsible for the maintenance of a statewide water-data network and the investigation of hydrologic and geologic characteristics of Maryland water resources. The Environmental Geology and Mineral Resources Program has two broad areas of interest. The main focus encompasses geologic mapping and related geological studies, mapping and assessment of the State's mineral resources, topographic map compilation and periodic revision, environmental geology applications, and the general dissemination of earth science information about Maryland. Another Program activity involves the Maryland Earth Science Information Center, whose focus is geologic education. The Coastal and Estuarine Geology Program has the responsibility for basic and applied geological investigations in the coastal zone. The overall objectives are to determine the processes altering the shorelines of Maryland and to characterize the physical and chemical aspects of the recent sediments of Chesapeake Bay.
Cooperative programs have been undertaken with the U.S. Geological Survey in geologic and topographic mapping and in water-resources investigations.
Effective immediately, most Maryland Geological Survey publications listed as "out of print," will no longer be available as photocopies. An exception to this is an out-of-print pamphlet, for which a single photocopy will be available. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.