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USGS currently operates hundreds of data collection sites in Nevada for acquiring information on surface water, groundwater, water quality, and precipitation.

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: September 12, 2019

Watersheds and Select Landscape Attributes for Meadows in the Sierra Nevada, California

This polygon vector dataset represents over 18,000 derived watersheds associated with meadows listed in the Sierra Nevada Meadows Compilation (version 2.0). The watershed polygons are attributed with geology, landform, and fire recurrence interval departure information thought to potentially influence the hydrology of meadows.

Date published: June 1, 2019

Micrometeorological and Soil-Moisture Data at the Amargosa Desert Research Site in Nye County near Beatty, Nevada, January 1, 2017 to May 31, 2019

This data release describes micrometeorological and soil-moisture data collected from January 1, 2017 through May 31, 2019 at the Amargosa Desert Research Site adjacent to a low-level radio­active waste and hazardous chemical waste facility near Beatty, Nevada. Micrometeorological data include precipitation, solar radiation, air temperature, relative humidity, saturated and ambient...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Groundwater-level altitude contours, 1996, middle Humboldt River basin, north-central Nevada (U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4209)

This data set consists of polylines representing groundwater-level altitude contours, 1996, for middle Humboldt River basin, north-central Nevada as published on plate 2, figure 4 in the U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4209 titled "Hydrogeologic framework and ground-water levels, 1982 and 1996, middle Humboldt River basin, north-central Nevada," 1999. A subset...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Groundwater-level altitude contours, 1982, middle Humboldt River basin, north-central Nevada (U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4209)

This data set consists of polylines representing groundwater-level altitude contours, 1982, for middle Humboldt River basin, north-central Nevada as published on plate 2, figure 3 in the U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4209 titled "Hydrogeologic framework and ground-water levels, 1982 and 1996, middle Humboldt River basin, north-central Nevada," 1999. A subset...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Supplemental Data for: Drilling, Construction, Water Chemistry, Water Levels, and Regional Potentiometric Surface of the Upper Carbonate-Rock Aquifer in Clark County, Nevada, 2009-2015 (1:500,000)

This USGS data release contains the regional potentiometric contours representing the regional potentiometric surface for Clark County, Nevada, 2009-2015. Contours represent the groundwater-level altitude with a 250-foot contour interval and were created from groundwater elevations from 58 wells and surface elevations from 5 springs.

Date published: January 1, 2019

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) at the Amargosa Desert Research Site (ADRS) 1999 to 2016

These data comprise the target and non-target VOC measurements collected from 1999 to 2016 from the shallow and deep unsaturated zone at the Amargosa Desert Research Site adjacent to a low-level radio­active waste and hazardous chemical waste facility near Beatty, Nevada. All data are compiled in electronic text files that are included with this release.

Date published: January 1, 2019

Data for the report Hydrogeologic framework and ground-water levels, 1982 and 1996, middle Humboldt River basin, north-central Nevada (U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4209)

This USGS data release represents data from the following publication: Plume, R.W., and Ponce, S.A., 1999, Hydrogeologic framework and ground-water levels, 1982 and 1996, middle Humboldt River basin, north-central Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4209, 2 plates, https://doi.org/10.3133/wri984209.

Date published: January 1, 2019

Study area, middle Humboldt River basin, north-central Nevada (U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4209)

This data set consists of a polygon representing the study area for middle Humboldt River basin, north-central Nevada as published in the U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4209 titled "Hydrogeologic framework and ground-water levels, 1982 and 1996, middle Humboldt River basin, north-central Nevada," 1999.

Date published: September 27, 2018

Evapotranspiration data, Kobeh Valley, Nevada, 2010–12

Selected evapotranspiration data were collected between 7/8/2010 and 11/2/2012 at two eddy covariance sites and from 6/8/2011 to 11/2/2012 at two additional eddy covariance sites in Kobeh Valley, central Nevada. The data presented in this data release includes 30-minute and daily evapotranspiration and associated energy-balance fluxes, precipitation, soil water content, air and soil...

Date published: June 4, 2018

Meteorological data for Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, Nevada and Arizona, April 2013 to April 2017

The data presented in this data release includes 30-minute mean air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, water surface temperature, net radiation, and incoming solar radiation.

Date published: January 1, 2018

Data Release for The Hydraulic-Parameter Database and Integrated Borehole Analyses, Pahute Mesa and Vicinity, Nevada

This data release consists of a ZIP file that includes: two Excel workbooks, detailed metadata files, and data directories. The Hydraulic Properties Database (HPD; Table-of-AQtests.xlsm) is an interactive Excel workbook that catalogues single-well, aquifer-test results at Pahute Mesa and vicinity. Results from 1,459 single-well, aquifer-test analyses are uniquely identified to 360 tested wells...

Date published: January 1, 2018

12-digit hydrologic unit outlet (pour) points for the NHDPlus V2.1 WBD snapshot: "vector" pour points (vpp)

This dataset represents one of three derived outlets or "pour points" for each 12-digit hydrologic unit (HU12) in the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) snapshot delivered with NHDPlus V2.1. The three related pour point locations, each delivered in a stand-alone dataset, are: "from" (fpp) and "to" (tpp) points that identify the location where flow leaves the HU12 polygon based on a flow...