Lists of ground-water reports


                           UNITED STATES
                    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                         GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
                     Water Resources Division
                        Washington 25, D.C.

In reply refer to:                               April 11, 1957
                                                 Code 4053 0001

GROUND WATER BRANCH MEMORANDUM NO. 57.32

To:       District Chiefs and Staff Officials, Ground Water Branch

From:     Chief, Ground Water Branch, Washington, D.C.

Subject:  Lists of ground-water reports

One of the very helpful sources of information in preparing
replies to the large number of requests for ground-water
information that come into the Washington office from all parts of
the country has been the lists of ground-water reports prepared by
a number of the district offices for their States.  Some of the
lists are accompanied by maps showing the area covered by each
report.

Each district office that has not prepared such a list is
encouraged to do so, provided that the following suggestions are
kept in mind:

     (1)  The lists should be simple and designed for the most
          economical methods of reproduction by the district
          office.

     (2)  Editions should be relatively small to avoid waste.  A
          list, once prepared, can be brought up to date with very
          little additional work.

     (3)  Only published and open-file reports should be listed.
          Nonpublic reports, whether or not security classified,
          should not be listed; the recipient of the list has no
          access to them and to list them is only to invite
          requests that must be refused.

     (4)  Non-Survey reports may well be listed if pertinent and
          if the number of such reports is not to large.  If the
          number is large, a list of the addresses of the agencies
          issuing them might suffice.

     (5)  Whenever a new edition is prepared, this office should
          be supplied about a dozen copies.



                                (s) A. N. Sayre

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