Status of Techniques of Water Resources Investigations, Ground Water



             UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                         GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
                      RESTON, VIRGINIA  22092

                                                 August 6, 1974

GROUND WATER BRANCH TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM NO. 75.01

Subject:  Status of Techniques of Water Resources Investigations,
          Ground Water

Through cooperation of Regional and district technical personnel
over the past several years, we have issued six chapters in the
ground-water part of the Geological Survey's Techniques of Water
Resources Investigations series.  In addition, five more are in
final manuscript and are nearing early publication.

The six ground-water chapters published to date include the
following:

   2-E1.  Application of Borehole Geophysics to Water Resources
          Investigations (Keys and MacCary, 1971)

   3-B1.  Aquifer-Test Design, Observation, and Data Analysis
          (Stallman, 1971)

   4-D1.  Computation of Rate and Volume of Stream Depeletion by
          Wells (Jenkins, 1970)

   7-C1.  A Digital Model for Aquifer Evaluation (Pinder, 1970)

   8-A1.  Methods of Measuring Water Levels in Deep Wells
          (Garber and Koopman, 1968)

(No no.
assigned) Instructions for Using the Punch Card System for
          Storage and Retrieval of Ground-Water Data
          (Lang and Leonard, 1967)

In addition, a number of others are in various stages of
completion.  Manuals about ready for publication include the
following:

     Surface Geophysics (Mabey, Zhody, Eaton)--in press

     Ground-Water Hydraulics (G. Bennett)

     Collection of Basic Data--Ground Water Quality (W. Wood)

     Determination of Evapotranspiration from Streamflow Records
     (Daniel)

     Numerical Analysis (Remson, Molz, Hornberger)

You should insure that all concerned personnel in your district
have in their possession or have ready access to distributed
manuals.

The TWRI series is a formal Survey publication.  Regional and
district personnel are the principal authors.  A copy of the
working list of topics is attached.  Although obviously not an
all-inclusive listing, it indicates the coverage intended.

We have identified several priority topics for new starts.
However, in addition, we would be interested to learn of any
manuscripts, papers, or other technical writings on ground water
prepared by district personnel that might be adaptable to the TWRI
series.  We are attempting to accelerate issuance of ground-water
techniques chapters.



                              (s) Gerald Meyer
                              Chief, Ground Water Branch
                              Water Resources Division

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