PALEONTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY - Survey's adoption of Holocene to replace Recent, and the  Wisconsinan Stage (provincial) for Illinois and Wisconsin.



               UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                          GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
                      WATER RESOURCES DIVISION
                       WASHINGTON, D.C. 20242

                                                 March 21, 1968
                                                      4037 0001

GROUND WATER BRANCH TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM NO. 69.05

To:       Regional Hydrologists and District Chiefs

From:     Chief, Ground Water Branch, WRD

Subject:  PALEONTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY - Survey's adoption of
                       Holocene to replace Recent, and the
                       Wisconsinan Stage (provincial) for Illinois
                       and Wisconsin.

Attached is a memorandum from the Chairman of the Geologic Names
Committee announcing adoption of Holocene in place of Recent, and
of the Wisconsinan Stage (provincial) for Illinois and Wisconsin.
Please bring the announcement to the attention of all concerned
personnel, including those in field headquarters.



                                   (s) C. L. McGuinness

Enclosure

WRD DISTRIBUTION:  A, B, S, FO, PO