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The Nevada Water Science Center (NVWSC) is committed to providing reliable, unbiased scientific information about Nevada's water resources to the public, cooperators, and stakeholders. To provide this information, we operate widespread data collection networks as well as conduct water-science research covering a wide range of scientific issues throughout Nevada and adjacent states.

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See current streamflow, groundwater, and water-quality conditions with this new map interface to USGS data.

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Featured Science

Evaluation of Streamflow Depletion Related to Groundwater Withdrawal, Humboldt River Basin

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News

Date published: April 15, 2019

NVWSC Director Position Open Now

The USGS Nevada Water Science Center (NVWSC) has re-advertised the Center Director position (Supervisor Interdisciplinary, GS-1315/1350-15). It is currently advertised on USA jobs. The vacancy closes on April 26. 

Date published: October 15, 2018

Hydrologist Position in Carson City

The USGS Nevada Water Science Center (NVWSC) would like to bring to your attention to a Hydrologist vacancy currently advertised on USA jobs (...

Date published: August 10, 2018

Hydrologist/Database Manager Vacancy in our Henderson office

This is a full time position in the Henderson Office of the Nevada Water Science Center. This position is with the USGS/DOE Cooperative Program, which provides hydrologic and geologic expertise to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to address environmental and scientific issues at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS).

Publications

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Year Published: 2019

Drilling, construction, water chemistry, water levels, and regional potentiometric surface of the upper carbonate-rock aquifer in Clark County, Nevada, 2009–2015

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) initiated a cooperative study through the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (Bureau of Land Management, 1998) to install six wells in the carbonate-rock and basin-fill aquifers of Clark County, Nevada, in areas of sparse groundwater data. This map uses water levels...

Wilson, Jon W.
Wilson, J.W., 2019, Drilling, construction, water chemistry, water levels, and regional potentiometric surface of the upper carbonate-rock aquifer in Clark County, Nevada, 2009–2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3434, scale 1:500,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3434.

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Hydrogeology of Lower Amargosa Valley and groundwater discharge to the Amargosa Wild and Scenic River, Inyo and San Bernardino Counties, California, and adjacent areas in Nye and Clark Counties, Nevada

In 2009, Congress designated certain reaches of the Amargosa River in Inyo County, California between the town of Shoshone and Dumont Dunes as a Wild and Scenic River. As part of the management of the Amargosa Wild and Scenic River, the Bureau of Land Management cooperated with the U.S. Geological Survey to assess the surface and groundwater...

Belcher, Wayne R.; Sweetkind, Donald S.; Hopkins, Candice B.; Poff, Megan E.
Belcher, W.R., Sweetkind, D.S., Hopkins, C.B., and Poff, M.E., 2019, Hydrogeology of Lower Amargosa Valley and groundwater discharge to the Amargosa Wild and Scenic River, Inyo and San Bernardino Counties, California, and adjacent areas in Nye and Clark Counties, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5151, 131 p., 1 pl., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185151.

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Linkages between hydrology and seasonal variations of nutrients and periphyton in a large oligotrophic subalpine lake

Periphyton is important to lake ecosystems, contributing to primary production, nutrient cycling, and benthic metabolism. Increases in periphyton growth in lakes can be indicative of changes in water quality, shifts in ecosystem structure, and increases in nutrient fluxes. In oligotrophic lakes, conservationists are interested in characterizing...

Niswonger, Richard G.; Smith, David; Rosenberry, Donald O.; Sudeep Chandra; Naranjo, Ramon C.; Niswonger, Richard G.; Smith, David; Rosenberry, Donald O.; Chandra, Sudeep