Title: Hydrology Invision Memo 69.1
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Title: Hydrology Invision Memo 69.1
Alternate Title: Hydrology Invision Memo 69.1. Assignments - Training - Cars.
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Language: English
Publication Date: Sept. 24, 1969
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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September 24, 1969



FROM: GARALD G. PARKER, Chief Hydrologist


Mr. Twachtmann has approved the reassignment of Messrs. Burrell L. Baker
and Fay R. Shepherd from Maintenance Division to the Hydrology Division effec-
tive Wednesday, October 8, 1969. These new employees will be classified as
Hydrologic Technician I and will have as their principal duties the contacting of
and liaison with well drillers, and the determination of driller conformance with
the Rules and Regulations. Additionally, they will gather, collect and record
hydrologic and geologic data, and install and operate data collection stations as

Mr. Baker has had considerable experience as a well driller and core-hole
driller, working in the phosphate area of Florida, and as a mechanic. Mr.
Shepherd has not had such drilling experience but has had substantial experience
as a machinist and in sales work. Both men have much to learn -- as do all of
us -- about the geology and hydrology of this 10, 000 square mile area that com-
prises our District.

I have asked Bill Smith to take the lead in devising a month's introductory train-
ing program that will enable himself, Melodie Oleson, Burl and Fay to make a
good start on our field operations, especially getting off to a good start with the
drillers; Melodie will assist with the training effort. Some of the drillers are
hostile, not to any one of us as individuals but to what we represent, or rather,
to what they think and fear that we represent. They fear what they don't under-
stand. They distrust people "in power" or in the government and they distrust
people with "book larnin". They dislike losing any of their personal freedoms,
which includes their "right" to drill where, when, how and as they choose. Thus,
with some of the drillers at least, we have two strikes on us before we ever
come to bat.

All this adds up to a task we face that will require the utmost of tact, under-
standing, obvious good will, plus a clear understanding of our jobs. Our aims
and objectives, as set forth in our Rules and Regulations, must be known by
each of us by heart -- if not word for word, at least we must have a clear and
complete knowledge of the meaning of every item, every paragraph, every
technical word and phrase in the Rules and Regulations. And this understand-
ing is presently complicated by the "bonding" issue which our lawyers are
trying to clear up for us as quickly as possible.

As rapidly as we can, we must develop an understanding of the water resources
regime, of quantities and qualities of the water as these change, both in time

September 24, 1969
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and in place in the District. We need to know the general occurrence and
hydrology of the shallow aquifer over the District, its relation to the lakes and
streams, and to the underlying Floridan Aquifer. We need to be able to discuss
with the drillers the aquifer systems, their recharge, flow patterns, discharge
areas; the quantities of water in storage and being transmitted through the
aquifer, and water losses from it. We need to be able to draw simple sketches
showing these things and others, such as the effects of pumping wells in places
where they are close enough together for their cones of drawdown to overlap.
Additionally, we must develop an understanding of uses made of water in the

All this cannot be accomplished in a month of even the most intense kind of
training, but a good start can be made, and we'll learn much as we go along
with our future work. In our initial training period we'll not only learn some
of the most basic aspects of District hydrology and geology, but we'll learn
how to fill out and complete satisfactorily all the forms that will be used in our

Mrs. Hildred Haight transferred from the Administration Division to Hydrology
on Wednesday, September 17th. Hildie is our Administrative Assistant and in
general will be our principal administrative officer in charge of general opera-
tions. This includes supervision of clerical, typing and filing duties, of data
storage and retrieval, and all routine procedures and practices needed to make
a smoothly running "front office". Hildie is an engineering graduate of Purdue
University and brings to her new duties a wealth of personal experience in
personnel and engineering matters. She will, among other duties, see that
staff reporting is done properly and on time, that equipment and supplies you
need are ordered and supplied as quickly as possible, that your T and A and
other personnel reports and records are in proper form and done on time, and
that your essential job-support requirements are appropriately taken care of.
Additionally, Hildie will organize, edit and put together our public relations
news organ which we hope to put out monthly, probably beginning Vol. 1, No. 1
in January, 1970, as a duplicated or offset pamphlet or 2- to 4-page bulletin.
Your ideas of what it should be and of what it should contain are solicited.

To get the most out of our field operations, working with the present staff of
only four (two hydrogeologists and two hydrologic technicians) people, I plan
to divide the District in north and south subdistricts and assign one hydrogeolo-
gist and one technician to each. This will allow some specialization of knowl-
edge of geography, geology, hydrology, people and especially of local water-
resources problems as they affect the people and as the urbanization process
and industrialization of the District accelerates and affects the water resources.

Work in the northern subdistrict will be in charge of Melodie Oleson, assisted
by Fay Shepherd; the southern subdistrict will be headed by Bill Smith, aided
by Burl Baker. Later, as I'm certain must happen, additional help will be
required and further areal specialization can be attained by further subdividing
or restructuring the subdistricts. The initial division between areas will be
the boundary line that separates the Crystal-Homosassa, Withlacoochee and
Green Swamp basins from those basins lying to the south.

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With regard to automobiles, we currently have on order a Jeep Wagoneer
and a standard small car such as a Valiant or equivalent. The Wagoneer is
expected to be delivered within a few weeks but the standard auto will be a
month or so in the future. Mr. Twachtmann has decided, also, to order two
small 4-wheel drive closed vehicles such as IH Scout, Jeep Gladiator or Ford

The Wagoneer will be a staff car chiefly for road and field use by myself,
Melodie and Bill. The small standard car will also be a staff car to supple-
ment the Wagoneer and use for normal on-street driving. The two 4-wheel
vehicles will not be ready for at least a couple of months, but will be assigned
to Burl and Fay when delivered. In the meantime, whenever field work or
trips must be made and other vehicles are not available, personal cars may be
authorized at standard rates.

With respect to getting field operations going, I don't look for us to really get
off the ground on enforcement of Rules and Regulations until about the first of
the year, and this is what you may tell people who inquire about it. Until then
we'll be busy with continuing the driller registration that has already started,
plus the training program previously mentioned.

Once we have addresses for all, or most all, of the drillers we'll send out a
letter informing the drillers of the date when permit applications will be re-
quired, possibly (guessing now) December 1 to 15. Subsequently, enforcement
can begin. But, in any event, field work gathering data, installing needed
gages, meeting drillers in the field and on their jobs, should begin about
November 3. I would suggest that, as Burl is an experienced driller, he spend
the week of November 3 in the field with Bill, the week of November 10 with
Melodie and the week of November 17 with Fay, all in the southern subdistrict.
Fay would spend the week of November 3 with Melodie and November 10 with
Bill, both weeks in the northern subdistrict. All will meet for a week's review,
beginning November 24, of our experiences (November 3 to November 21),
discussion of problems and suggested solutions, and additional study of re-
gional hydrology, geology and routine procedures.

cc: Don Feaster
Bob Gates
ClAt Schultz
[P. G. Gibbons
L. M. Blain

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