JACKSON Recently, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Qualitys’ (MDEQ) Office of Geology released five geologic maps for the National Park Service that were created for areas along the Natchez Trace Parkway.
The 7.5-minute. December 2021 saw the publication of geologic quadrangles for Ridgeland and Pocahontas, Clintons, Raymonds, and Widows Creek in Claiborne County. This work was part of a three-state cooperative project that was coordinated by the National Park Service and funded by them to map and explore the geology of the Natchez Trace Parkway corridor.
The maps include supporting photographs and figures, as well as descriptions of the map and surface geologic interpretations. They provide information about the geology, geography and stratigraphy. The maps can also be used for economic development, environmental, municipal, conservation planning, and other activities.
The maps can be downloaded for free by the public Here is the MDEQs website. The next few years will see more mapping, which will allow for a complete geologic interpretation across the entire Natchez Trace Parkway.