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Drought in Nevada

Drought in Nevada

Ongoing drought, in Nevada and across the West, will require scientists to develop new ideas and techniques for measuring, monitoring, modeling, and managing water resources.

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Floods in Nevada

Floods in Nevada

The lowest annual average precipitation and one of the fastest growing populations in the United States contribute to a tendency for both the general public and land-use planners to underestimate flood hazards in Nevada.

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Date published: October 16, 2020

Pebble Count Data for Delineation of Flood-Inundation Areas in Grapevine Canyon Near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, California

This comma-separated values (CSV) file includes the results of five Wohlman-style pebble counts (Wolman, 1954), collected in Grapevine Canyon near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, on March 2, 2017. Pebble counts were performed to determine the size of channel bed particles and evaluate channel roughness to be input into a one-dimensional hydraulic model.

Date published: October 16, 2020

Digital Terrain Model from a Terrestrial Laser Scanner Survey in Grapevine Canyon Near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, California

This zip file contains a digital terrain model represented by a triangulated irregular network (TIN) derived from filtered ground observations collected by terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) in Grapevine Canyon near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, July 12-14, 2016.

Date published: October 16, 2020

Static Reference Points for a Terrestrial Laser Scanner Survey in Grapevine Canyon Near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, California

This point shapefile represents four static reference locations collected by single-baseline Online Positioning User Service – Static (OPUS-S) global navigations satellite system (GNSS) surveys in Grapevine Canyon near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, from July 12-14, 2016. Surveys were completed at three Federal Highway Administration benchmarks (FHWA) and

Date published: October 16, 2020

Filtered Ground Observations from a Terrestrial Laser Scanner Survey in Grapevine Canyon Near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, California

This point shapefile represents ground observations collected by terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) surveys in Grapevine Canyon near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, from July 12-14, 2016, and filtered of extraneous data from features such as vegetation, fences, power lines, and atmospheric interference using an iterative process in I-Site Studio. The resulting 122,

Date published: October 16, 2020

Flood-Inundation Areas in Grapevine Canyon Near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, California

This polygon shapefile represents estimated flood-inundation areas in Grapevine Canyon near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park. Estimates of the 4, 2, 1, 0.5, and 0.2 percent annual exceedance probability (AEP) flood streamflows (previously known as the 25, 50, 100, 250, and 500-year floods) were computed from regional flood regression equations. The estimated

Date published: October 16, 2020

Surface-Water Model Archive for Delineation of Flood-Inundation Areas in Grapevine Canyon Near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, California

This zipped folder contains all relevant files to document and run the Hydrological Engineering Center-River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) one dimensional hydraulic model used to simulate flood inundation extents in Grapevine Canyon near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park. Specifically: 1) model-software-version.txt (file) Identifies the modeling software version and website

Date published: October 16, 2020

Scan Origins for a Terrestrial Laser Scanner Survey in Grapevine Canyon Near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, California

This point shapefile represents 38 terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) survey scan locations collected by single-base real-time kinematic (RTK) global navigation satellite system (GNSS) surveys in Grapevine Canyon near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, from July 12-14, 2016. Data were collected by two Topcon GR-3 GNSS receivers at one-second intervals for three minutes

Date published: October 16, 2020

Geospatial Data, Tabular Data, and Surface-Water Model Archive for Delineation of Flood-Inundation Areas in Grapevine Canyon Near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, California

This U.S. Geological Survey data release consists of a polygon geospatial dataset representing estimated flood-inundation areas in Grapevine Canyon near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, and the data acquired and processed to support the delineation of those areas. Supporting datasets include topographic survey data collected by global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and t

Date published: October 16, 2020

Point Cloud Data from a Terrestrial Laser Scanner Survey in Grapevine Canyon Near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, California

This zip file contains 42 LAZ point cloud files surveyed by terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) from 38 locations in Grapevine Canyon near Scotty’s Castle, Death Valley National Park, from July 12-14, 2016. Data were collected by 360-degree scans using a Maptek I-Site 8810XR TLS and post-processed with I-Site Studio software.

Date published: October 16, 2020

Ground Control Points for a Terrestrial Laser Scanner Survey in Grapevine Canyon Near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, California

This point shapefile represents 769 locations surveyed by single-base real-time kinematic (RTK) global navigation satellite system (GNSS) in Grapevine Canyon near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, from July 12-14, 2016. The points were collected at 3-second intervals and include hard and soft surfaces and slopes throughout the study area. The points were used as vertica

Date published: October 16, 2020

Filters for Point Cloud Data from a Terrestrial Laser Scanner Survey in Grapevine Canyon Near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, California

This polygon shapefile represents filters used with I-Site Studio software to filter ground observations collected by terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) survey in Grapevine Canyon near Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, from July 12-14, 2016. Filters were used to remove extraneous data from features such as vegetation, fences, power lines, and atmospheric interference. Th

Date published: August 31, 2020

Evapotranspiration Units, Groundwater Discharge Area, and 2007-2008 Summer Mean Vegetation Index for Tule Valley and part of Sevier Valley, Utah

This USGS data release consists of three data sets used as the basis for estimates of groundwater discharge from evapotranspiration in Tule Valley and part of Sevier Valley, UT. The data sets are a mapped groundwater discharge area (GDA), a mean modified soil adjusted vegetation index (MSAVI), and evapotranspiration (ET) units derived from the MSAVI within the GDA. The GDA repre