As the lead educational organization in the Hoosick area, continuing research and education on hydrology and geology is vital as the community recovers from the PFOA water contamination crisis. Part of that research is the mapping of “what’s underground” which includes identifying potential new water sources for the Village of Hoosick Falls municipal supply.
Reports, Data, & Maps
Intro to Hydrogeology: How Groundwater Moves and is Extracted – a short presentation explaining how water moves into aquifers and travels underground.
Surficial Geology of Hoosick Falls, NY with Implications for Hydrogeology of Village Aquifer: A Report to Accompany Surficial Geologic Map and Cross Sections – this is the full report prepared by David J DeSimone, PhD from DeSimone Geoscience Investigations (DGI). This report discusses the glacial and post-glacial geologic history of the mapped area, the sediment stratigraphy as determined from well & boring logs & possible pathways of migration of PFOA though the glacial and post-glacial sediments in the vicinity of the Village well field.
Surficial Geology of Hoosick Falls with Surficial Geologic Map + Interpretive Cross Section through the Village Well Field – this presentation was prepared by David J DeSimone, PhD from DeSimone Geoscience Investigations (DGI). This presentation explains and identifies the layers and geological formation periods of the Hoosic valley as it passes through the Town of Hoosick and the Village of Hoosick Falls. Data included in this presentation includes the Origins & Hydrogeologic Classification of Sediments, Hypothesized Pathways of PFOA Migration into the Village of Hoosick Falls well field, an Interpretive Cross Section through the Village Well Field, and more information. (This file is on the larger side and may take some extra time to download and/or open)
Hoosick Falls Surficial Geology Map 2017 (Hand Colored) – this map was created by David J DeSimone, PhD from DeSimone Geoscience Investigations (DGI) based on the above research. This map gives the user the ability to zoom in and see more detail, such as roads and other features. Because of that this file is VERY LARGE and may take some extra time to download and/or open, especially on a slower computer and/or slower internet connection. It is not recommended that this file be opened on a mobile device, due to the size of the file.
Bennington surficial maps have been published online as part of the VT Geological Survey open file system. These were also the work of Dave DeSimone from Geoscience Investigations. There is also general data from other scientists and researchers on the same VT Geological Survey file system.
As more reports and data become available, we will share that data on this page. If you have questions or research you’d like to share with the students at Hoosick Falls CSD, please contact us HERE.