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The following are publications provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)

Summary of Groundwater Resources of Adams County, Pennsylvania (7MB)-  This report was presented in 1981 as a comprehensive description and inventory of the groundwater resources availability in Adams County. Map of Adams County groundwater resources (13.5MB)

Groundwater Management Plan for the Susquehanna River Basin- This Groundwater Management Plan has been prepared by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (Commission) under the general oversight of its Water Resources Management Advisory Committee (WRMAC). The plan also represents a comprehensive revision to the Commission's first Groundwater Management Plan, which was prepared in 1993. This current, updated plan addresses existing and anticipated groundwater issues. Map of potential stressed and water challenged areas in Adas County (1.2MB). Article in PA Township News (1.4MB).

The Geology of Pennsylvania's Groundwater (4.5MB)-  This is a general and very readable publication on Pennsylvania's groundwater resources.

Rocks and Minerals of Pennsylvania (4MB)- The earliest residents of Pennsylvania depended on the rocks for the raw materials for much of what they used day to day.such as arrowheads, clay vessels, paint pigments, and flint. Today, we still depend on rocks and minerals for iron, quartz and petrolem products to name a few.

Sinkholes in Pennsylvania- A general introduction to sinkholes and karst topography in Pennsylvania. Map of the density of karst and limestone features in Adams County.

Geology of the Gettysburg Campaign (2MB)- This book hopes to provide a better understanding of the importance of geology and our physical surrounding not only with respect to the Battle of Gettysburg, but also with respect to the current problems of conservation and preservation of our history and natural resources.

Geology of Adams County Map

Geologic Features of Caledonia and Pine Grove Furnace

Geologic Features of Gifford Pinchot State Park

Pennsylvania Geological Agencies, Societies and Organizations

Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists

Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational License Verification