Maryland Department of Natural Resources

News and Activities

2014
May 30 MGS participates in a forum on sustainability of groundwater resources in Maryland
May 29 BOEM and Maryland Sign Agreement to Evaluate Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning
May 15 MGS completes pilot study to assist Garrett County access groundwater-quality data from multiple databases
May 6 MGS visits site of Fort Washington landslide
February 19 MGS provides training on geology and groundwater to the Maryland Master Naturalist program
February 6 Seismologists at Columbia University have analyzed the data from three area stations (Reisterstown, the Eastern Shore and Lewes, DE) and have advised that data from those sites are NOT consistent with an earthquake, as is being reported by some social and traditional media outlets.
2013
December 5 Maryland Geological Survey scientists present research at the MD Water Monitoring Council Annual Conference
November 18MGS Report Reveals Majority of Harford County Well Water at Safe Lead Levels
October 13Governor O'Malley proclaims October 13 -19, 2013 as Earth Science Week in Maryland
October 1MGS completed Fall synoptic groundwater-level measurements in over 400 wells
September 27Jeff Halka, former Director of the Maryland Geological Survey was awarded the “Admiral of the Chesapeake” by Governor O’Malley. Frank Dawson, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, presented the award on behalf of the Governor.
September 26MGS scientists presented two papers at the September 2013 MD State-County Groundwater Symposium
September 19MGS hosted a delegation of GIS experts from the Jiangsu Province in China as part of the Maryland-China Initiative
September 5Richard Ortt was appointed Director of the Maryland Geological Survey.
August 7MGS released a new report describing the hydrogeologic framework of the entire Coastal Plain of Maryland. This effort will help in the overall management of the groundwater resource by providing a regionally consistent set of hydrogeologic units. The work was completed as part of a long-term, multi-phase assessment of the Maryland Coastal Plain aquifer system conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey, and with funding support from the Maryland Department of the Environment.
July 1Jeff Halka retired as Director of the Survey. His replacement is Richard Ortt (Acting Director).
2012
December 6 Maryland Geological Survey presentations at the MD Water Monitoring Council Annual Conference
September 29 Maryland Geological Survey presentations at the MD State-County Groundwater Symposium
June 18News Release: Million Year Old Groundwater in Maryland