Highlights

Walt Kelly, Zohreh Askari, Sam Panno
PRI researchers gain new insights into how groundwater flows within the Illinois Basin
A conceptual model of water movement in rock layers many feet underground, published by Prairie Research Institute scientists, shows for the first time that water is flowing steadily south through [...]
surface geology map of area around granite city illinois
Decades of mapping data builds highest resolution of earthquake risk yet
A new analysis of earthquake risks in the densely populated St. Louis metro area produced more detailed maps of areas prone to ground motion and liquefaction than national hazard maps. [...]
Richard Berg recognized for national efforts for improved geologic mapping
ISGS director recognized for national efforts to improve geologic mapping
ISGS Director Richard Berg received an American Association of State Geologists (AASG) Presidential Award during the group's annual meeting June 11-14 in Branson, Missouri. [...]
Illinois' 63 miles of coastline is one of the nation's most valuable, a pivotal cog in the economic and transportation health of the nation's third largest population center.
Summit focuses science agenda for Earth’s largest freshwater bodies
Science of the Great Lakes made a major step forward this month when scientists of many disciplines, jurisdictions, and affiliations came together to plan the future of their work with unified purpose at the first Great Lakes Coastal Mapping Summit on April 4-6 in Chicago. [...]
Illinois State Geological Survey senior geochemist Samuel Panno is one of seven academic professionals honored with CAPE awards this year.
Panno recognized with CAPE award for critical contributions
Illinois State Geological Survey senior geochemist Samuel Panno is one of seven honored with this year's Chancellor's Academic Professionals Award. [...]

ISGS in the News

A map for Illinois homeowners worried about mine subsidence
St. Louis metro-east homeowners can use an interactive map by the Illinois State Geological Survey to see if there's a coal mine under their property.

Source: St. Louis Public Radio
Earthquake in Ottawa? Seismic activity says no
Facebook conversations circulated among Ottawa residents ... Thursday ... many speculating it felt like an earthquake. Tim Larson of the Illinois State Geological Survey said seismometers showed no activity.

Source: MyWebTimes.com
ILMINES: Are you living on a coal mine?
Thousands of Illinois homes could be near a coal mine. Some 201,000 acres of urban and built-up lands may be near underground mines, according to an ISGS study: Coal Mines in Illinois.

Source: KMOC.com St. Louis
Philippines earthquake kills 2, injures 100
The Illinois State Geological Survey demonstrates how earthquakes can 'liquefy' soil and wreak havoc on buildings and infrastructure.

Source: Weather Channel
Lake Michigan shoreline erosion could be getting worse, research shows
From 1939 to 2014, the northern shoreline along Illinois Beach State Park has retreated more than 600 feet, -- an average of 8 feet per year, says coastal geologist Ethan Theuerkauf.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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