StateMap 2019 - South Bend

Status Start Date End Date Locations
completed Jun 1, 2019 May 31, 2020 LaPorte, St Joseph
Director: Jose Luis Antinao
Other Researchers: Matthew Johnson, Henry Loope, Robin Rupp Tim Fisher, U Toledo Erin Argyilan (IU Northwest)
Funding: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - STATEMAP Program
Issue: Summary, updated, small scale cartography of the Quaternary geology of the state is incomplete. There is no complete 3-D coverage for the state geology that can be used in derivative cartography to address information needs on resources like groundwater.
Objective: The goal of this project is to develop a Quaternary geology stratigraphy, presented as a 2D map, that helps in building a 3D geological mapping of the state.
Approach: Redefinition of stratigraphy is planned for 2019. Mapping and field verification of landforms and potential drilling sites to be performed in February-March-April 2020. Drilling to verify stratigraphy April 2020. Preparation of GIS layers planned for March-May 2020.
Products: East South Bend 1:100k map.