Borehole Sampling of Surficial Sediments in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland

Open-File Report 2021-1038
Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
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  • Document: Report (6.96 MB pdf)
  • Data Release: USGS Data Release - Chirico, P.G., DeWitt, J.D., and Bergstresser, S.E., 2021, Datasheets associated with borehole sampling of surficial sediments in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey for the Federal Highways Administration Turner-Fairbanks Research Center In Situ Scour Testing Device: U.S. Geological Survey data release
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Abstract

From 2014 to 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Florence Bascom Geoscience Center (FBGC) entered into an inter-agency agreement with the Federal Highway Administration’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) to assist in field site selection and auger drilling fieldwork. The TFHRC was developing a device to measure the erosional properties of clay-rich sediments to be used for in situ testing at locations of bridge pier construction. FBGC scientists selected 15 drilling locations at 14 different field sites across Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland for the investigation of near-surface sediment properties and the development and testing of the TFHRC’s in situ scour testing device (ISTD). This report provides information about the project and summarizes the data collected during fieldwork including sediment descriptions of the borehole cores and the methods used during fieldwork.

Suggested Citation

Chirico, P.G., DeWitt, J.D., and Bergstresser, S.E., 2021, Borehole sampling of surficial sediments in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1038, 27 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211038.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Borehole sampling of surficial sediments in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2021-1038
DOI 10.3133/ofr20211038
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center, Florence Bascom Geoscience Center
Description Report: vi, 27 p.; Data Release
Country United States
State Maryland, Virginia
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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