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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: March 23, 2020

Stable Isotopes in Biota in Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Las Vegas, Nevada

This dataset presents the results of analysis of aquatic biota tissue samples, collected over multiple sampling events from in from 2007 to 2014 at three sites (Las Vegas Bay, Overton Arm, and Boulder Basin) in Lake Mead National Recreational Area. The tissue samples were analyzed for concentrations of Carbon 13 and Nitrogen 15 isotopes by the University of California, Davis in Davis%

Date published: March 23, 2020

Synthetic Organic Compounds in Biota in Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Las Vegas, Nevada

This dataset presents the results of analysis of aquatic biota tissue samples, collected at 2 sites (Las Vegas Bay and Overton Arm) in 2013 and 2 sites (Las Vegas Bay, Boulder Basin, and Overton Arm) in 2014 in Lake Mead National Recreational Area. The tissue samples were analyzed for concentrations of more than 250 compounds and congeners of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs),

Date published: March 23, 2020

Data for Analysis of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Las Vegas, Nevada

This data release presents the results of analyses of biota and water samples collected on multiple dates from 2007 to 2014 at 3 locations in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Data are presented in 3 spreadsheets containing sample analyses for (1) stable isotopes in biota (2007-2014), (2) synthetic organic compounds in biota (2013-2014), and (3) synthetic organic compoun

Date published: March 23, 2020

Synthetic Organic Compounds in Water in Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Las Vegas, Nevada

This dataset presents the results of passive water sampling conducted at 2 sites in 2013 and 3 sites in 2014 in Lake Mead National Recreational Area. Polar Organic Chemical Integrative Samplers (POCIS) and Semipermeable Membrane Devices (SPMDs) were deployed in Las Vegas Bay and Overton Arm in 2013 and Las Vegas Bay, Boulder Basin, and Overton Arm in 2014. The samplers were analyzed f

Date published: January 14, 2020

Supplemental Data for Analysis of Aquifer Framework and Hydraulic Properties of Lovelock Valley, Lovelock, NV

This data release contains depth-to-groundwater, water withdrawal, and analyses associated with multiple aquifer tests conducted between March 2017 and April 2018 in Lovelock, NV. Seven slug tests, one single-well pumping test, and two multi-well pumping tests were conducted to evaluate properties of the Lahontan clays and silts, fluvial deposits, and coarser, water-bearing deposi

Date published: January 9, 2020

Study area, Paradise Valley, Humboldt County, Nevada (U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1409-F)

This data set consists of a polygon representing the study area for Paradise Valley, Humboldt County, Nevada as published in the U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1409-F titled "Ground-water flow and simulated effects of development in Paradise Valley, a basin tributary to the Humboldt River in Humboldt County, Nevada," 1996.

Date published: January 9, 2020

Thickness of basin fill, Paradise Valley, Humboldt County, Nevada (from U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1409-F, figure 10)

This data set consists of polylines representing thickness of basin fill contours for Paradise Valley, Humboldt County, Nevada as published on figure 10 in the U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1409-F titled "Ground-water flow and simulated effects of development in Paradise Valley, a basin tributary to the Humboldt River in Humboldt County, Nevada," 1996.

Date published: January 9, 2020

Groundwater-level altitude contours, 1968, Paradise Valley, Humboldt County, Nevada (from U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1409-F, figure 9)

This data set consists of polylines representing groundwater-level altitude contours, 1968, for Paradise Valley, Humboldt County, Nevada as published on figure 9 in the U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1409-F titled "Ground-water flow and simulated effects of development in Paradise Valley, a basin tributary to the Humboldt River in Humboldt County, Nevada," 1996.

Date published: January 9, 2020

Groundwater-level altitude contours, 1982, Paradise Valley, Humboldt County, Nevada (from U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1409-F, figure29)

This data set consists of lines representing groundwater-level altitude contours, 1982, for Paradise Valley, Humboldt County, Nevada as published on figure 29 in the U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1409-F titled "Ground-water flow and simulated effects of development in Paradise Valley, a basin tributary to the Humboldt River in Humboldt County, Nevada," 1996. A subset

Date published: January 9, 2020

Groundwater-level declines between 1968 and 1982, Paradise Valley, Humboldt County, Nevada (from U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1409-F, figure 26)

This data set consists of polygons representing groundwater level declines between 1968 and 1982, Paradise Valley, Humboldt County, Nevada as published on figure 26 in the U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1409-F titled "Ground-water flow and simulated effects of development in Paradise Valley, a basin tributary to the Humboldt River in Humboldt County, Nevada," 1996.

Date published: January 9, 2020

Data for the report Ground-water flow and simulated effects of development in Paradise Valley, a basin tributary to the Humboldt River in Humboldt County, Nevada (U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1409-F)

This USGS data release represents the data from the following publication: Prudic, D.E., and Herman, M.E., 1996, Ground-water flow and simulated effects of development in Paradise Valley, a basin tributary to the Humboldt River in Humboldt County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1409-F, https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1409F.

Date published: January 1, 2020

2019 update to the Database of Groundwater Levels and Hydrograph Descriptions for the Nevada Test Site Area, Nye County, Nevada (ver. 3.0)

This data release (version 3.0, January 2020) consists of two files, a Microsoft® Access database and Microsoft® Excel workbook, that contain water-level data and other hydrologic information for wells on and near the Nevada Test Site. The data release supports U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 533 (https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/533/). The Microsoft®...