PaGS Staff

William E. Kochanov

William E. Kochanov


Senior Geologic Scientist


Goundwater and Enviromental Geology

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BS Youngstown State University, 1978
MS West Virginia University, 1983


Karst geology, sinkholes; geologic mapping; fossil and minerals
More Information:Current Projects:
Bedrock mapping of the carbonate rocks of the Chester Valley, southeastern Pennsylvania
Karst mapping of Pennsylvania

Recent Publications:
Kochanov, W.E. and Parrish, J.B., 2008a, Infrared imagery of the karst terrain of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: in Yuhr, LB., E.Calvin Alexander, Jr., and Beck B.F., eds., Proceedings of the 11th Multidisciplinary Conference, Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, American Society of Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 183, p. 165-174.
Kochanov, W.E. and Faill, R.T., 2008, Fairfield inlier, Ordovician Beekmantown? carbonates: in Fleeger, G.M., ed., Geology of the Gettysburg Mesozoic Basin and Military Geology of the Gettysburg Campaign, 73rd Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists, Gettysburg, PA, Guidebook, Stop 6, p. 96-106.
Kochanov, W.E., 2010, Debris flow deposits of possible Ordovician age along the western edge of the Mesozoic Basin in south-central Pennsylvania: Abstract with Programs, Geological Society of America Northeastern Section (45th Annual) and Southeastern Section (50th Annual) Joint Meeting, Paper 35-2.
Kochanov, W.E., 2010a, Pennsylvania’s top ten springs: Pennsylvania Geology, v.40, no. 1, p. 15.


William Kochanov

Office address:

DCNR – Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey
3240 Schoolhouse Road
Middletown, PA 17057-3534