New England province

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The New England province is a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian division of eastern North America. The province consists of the Seaboard Lowland, New England Upland, White Mountain, Green Mountain, and Taconic sections.[1]

Geology[edit]

Much of the New England province's bedrock aquifers are in consolidated rocks of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic origin. Some of these aquifers, mainly in the western portion of Vermont, consist of carbonate rocks (primarily limestone, dolomite, and marble). These consolidated rocks yield water primarily from bedding planes, fractures, joints, and faults, rather than from intergranular pores.[2]

Like the adjacent physiographic provinces, a large part of the New England province was peneplained during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, then uplifted, extensively dissected, and finally glaciated.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Physiographic divisions of the conterminous U. S.". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Implementation of the Vermont Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Agreement". U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency. 2005. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  3. ^ Bowman, Isaiah (1911). Forest Physiography: Physiography of the United States and Principles of Soils in Relation to Forestry. J. Wiley & sons. Retrieved 2007-12-26.