PUBLICATIONS--Report, "Aquifer-nomenclature guidelines," Open-File Report 86-534



             UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                        GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
                         RESTON, VA. 22092

In Reply Refer To:                           January 28, 1987
WGS-Mail Stop 411


OFFICE OF GROUND WATER TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM NO. 87.01

Subject:  PUBLICATIONS--Report, "Aquifer-nomenclature
                        guidelines," Open-File Report 86-534

The report "Aquifer-nomenclature guidelines," by Robert L. Laney
and Claire B. Davidson, is attached for your information.  The
report presents guidelines and procedures for defining and naming
aquifers at various scales and levels of investigations.  The
material in this report will be included in "Suggestions to
authors," 7th edition, which currently is being revised.

It is recommended that this report be brought to the attention of
all personnel involved in designating and naming aquifers.



                                   (s) Eugene P. Patten
                                   Chief, Office of Ground Water