New Publication Released

We’re pleased to announce the release of a new publication by the intrepid Paul Hammond. This new map shows the bedrock and surficial geology of northern Yakima County along the north side of the Tieton River. Geologic map of the northern portions of the Rimrock Lake, Tieton Basin, and the western two-thirds of the Weddle Canyon […]

New Lidar Story Map for GIS Day!

To celebrate GIS Day, the Washington Geological Survey has released a new story map titled: The Bare Earth—How lidar in Washington state exposes geology and natural hazards. Geologists in Washington State use lidar to map landslides and faults, to study volcanoes, glaciers and rivers, and to model tsunami inundation. This narrative features over 50 intriguing […]

8 Reasons You Should Care About Washington Geology

8 Reasons You Should Care About Washington Geology… 1. GEOLOGIC HAZARDS Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and landslides: these are all hazards that people living in Washington need to think about. Many geologists devote their careers to understanding this area’s myriad geologic hazards. Befriend your local geologist! 2. SUBSURFACE DATA Construction of any building, road, dam, or […]

New Publications Released

We’re pleased to announce the release of two new publications. Geologic map of the Littlerock 7.5-minute quadrangle, Thurston County Washington Suggested Citation: Polenz, Michael; Vermeer, J. L.; Legorreta Paulín, Gabriel; Tepper, J. H.; Mahan, S. A.; Cakir, Recep, 2017, Geologic map of the Littlerock 7.5-minute quadrangle, Thurston County, Washington: Washington Geological Survey Map Series 2017-01, […]

Pierce County Landslide Inventory Released

The Washington Geological Survey is pleased to announce the publication of a detailed landslide inventory, susceptibility analysis, and exposure analysis of Pierce County, WA. Landslide data was generated using high-quality lidar data, the landslide inventory protocol published earlier this year (Bulletin 82),  as well as methods used by Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries to […]

Going to GSA in October?

This is a friendly reminder that the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Seattle is coming up (October 22nd to 25th) and the abstract deadline is fast approaching (August 1st). The Washington Geological Survey (WGS) is hosting a number of sessions that we’d love for local geologists and science enthusiasts to attend. See you […]