Nevada Water Science Center
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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Evaluation of Streamflow Depletion Related to Groundwater Withdrawal, Humboldt River BasinFind out more
The USGS Nevada Water Science Center (NVWSC) would like to bring to your attention to a Groundwater Hydrologist vacancy currently advertised on USA jobs (federal employee applicants, non-federal applicants). This is a permanent mid-career (GS-11) to senior hydrologist (GS-12) position in the NVWSC’s Carson City office and vacancy expires May 7, 2018 (or with 75 applications).
Are you interested in learning more about the preliminary findings from the Virginia City Highlands Groundwater Investigation? Please join scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey at a public presentation in Reno.
CALL for ABSTRACTS and REGISTRATION
“Developing a Better Understanding of the Death Valley Region”
May 2-4, 2018
Simulating selenium and nitrogen fate and transport in coupled stream-aquifer systems of irrigated regions
Elevated levels of selenium (Se) in aqueous environments can harm aquatic life and endanger livestock and human health. Although Se occurs naturally in the rocks and soils of many alluvial aquifers, mining and agricultural activities can increase its rate of mobilization and transport to surface waters. Attention is given here to regions where...Shultz, Christopher D.; Bailey, Ryan T. ; Gates, Timothy K.; Heesemann, Brent E.; Morway, Eric D.
Hydrogeologic applications for historical records and images from rock samples collected at the Nevada National Security Site and vicinity, Nye County, Nevada - A supplement to Data Series 297
Rock samples have been collected, analyzed, and interpreted from drilling and mining operations at the Nevada National Security Site for over one-half of a century. Records containing geologic and hydrologic analyses and interpretations have been compiled into a series of databases. Rock samples have been photographed and thin sections scanned....Wood, David B.
Shrubland carbon sink depends upon winter water availability in the warm deserts of North America
Global-scale studies suggest that dryland ecosystems dominate an increasing trend in the magnitude and interannual variability of the land CO2 sink. However, such model-based analyses are poorly constrained by measured CO2 exchange in open shrublands, which is the most common global land cover type, covering ∼14% of Earth’s surface. Here...Biederman, Joel A. ; Scott, Russell L.; John A. Arnone; Jasoni, Richard L. ; Litvak, Marcy E.; Moreo, Michael T.; Papuga, Shirley A.; Ponce-Campos, Guillermo E.; Schreiner-McGraw, Adam P. ; Vivoni, Enrique R.