wyoming state geological survey

Wyoming State Geological Survey

People interested in learning more about the geology of Yellowstone now can turn to an interactive map online.

Wyoming State Geological Survey

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has released its annual energy summary reports. They focus on the state of coal, oil, and natural gas.

Wyoming State Geological Survey

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has published a new report that examines groundwater in Northeast Wyoming. The study looks at groundwater resources that include the Powder, Tongue and Northeast River Basins.

Wyoming State Geological Survey

The Wyoming State Geological Survey has released a new report about the state's most productive uranium reserve.

Updated image of WSGS interactive oil and gas map for Wyoming
Wyoming State Geological Survey

Oil production in Wyoming has risen to its highest level in 25 years. The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) discovered the increase while updating its online map of oil and gas drilling.

Wyoming has had a very wet spring due to all the snow and rain. The increased amount of moisture caused many rock falls, landslides and mudslides blocking roads in the state, especially in northwest Wyoming.

Wyoming State Geological Survey

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has developed a new tool to better understand where particular minerals exist across the state. The tool is an algorithm that processes data from rock and sediment samples taken in the latter half of the 20th century.

Wyoming State Geological Survey

The Wyoming State Geological Survey published a new report about coal resources in South-Central Wyoming. The assessment analyzed coal beds that are part of the Fort Union Formation.

Wyoming Geological Survey

A rare mammal fossil found near Kemmerer will be displayed publicly for the first time since it was found in 2016.

Erin Campbell out in the field
Provided by Wyoming State Geological Survey

Governor Matt Mead has chosen Erin Campbell as the new state geologist and director of the Wyoming State Geological Survey, or WSGS. A role responsible for studying the state's mineral resources and advising the government.  

Erin Campbell will enter her position with a background in government, industry, and education. She taught geology at the University of Wyoming for 15 years and is currently the manager of energy and natural resources at the WSGS. She’s also the first woman to hold the position.

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Western Wyoming’s Snake and Salt River Basins are in good shape, according to a new report by the Wyoming State Geological Survey.

Karl Taboga is a hydrologist with the agency. He says the basins’ high rainfall means they should be able to provide water for decades to come.

“Most semi-arid basins in Wyoming receive anywhere from 11 to 15 inches of average annual precipitation and the Snake and Salt river basins receive about 33 inches”

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Update 04/09 20:30 

City officials have now ordered an evacuation of the area. For the most up-to-date information, visit the city's website.

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Jackson emergency services have issued an evacuation advisory for an area in the northwest part of town because of concerns over landslides

WSGS study lists potentially abundant rare earth deposits

Jun 4, 2013
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The Wyoming State Geological Survey has released a study showing an abundance of rare earth metals in rock samples from across the state.