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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: August 26, 2020

Approximate areas of water-level decline, middle Carson River basin, Nevada (from U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5055, figure 14)

This dataset consists of polygons representing approximate areas of water-level decline for the middle Carson River basin, Nevada as published on figure 14 in the U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5055.

Date published: August 26, 2020

1:100,000-scale hydrogeologic units and estimates of specific yield, western part of middle Carson River basin, Nevada (from U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5055, figure 3)

This dataset consists of 1:100,000-scale polygons of geologic units grouped into hydrogeologic units and estimated specific yield ranges for the western part of the middle Carson River basin as published on figure 3 in the U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5055. This dataset does not extend to the eastern side of the study area. The dataset titled "1:500,000-s

Date published: August 26, 2020

Estimated thickness of unconsolidated basin-fill sediments, middle Carson River basin, Nevada (from U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5055, figure 9)

This dataset consists of polyline estimates of the thickness of basin-fill sediments at 200-foot contour intervals for the middle Carson River basin as published on figure 9 in the U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5055. The estimates were made using gravity data collected at 736 stations in the middle Carson River basin reduced to a residual complete Bouguer anomaly...

Date published: August 26, 2020

Gravity station data, middle Carson River basin, Nevada (from U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5055, figure 7)

This dataset consists of point gravity station data for 95 stations in the middle Carson River basin as published on figure 7 in the U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5055. The points have values of the complete Bouguer anomaly and observed gravity. In addition, 641 selected gravity stations from the U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 42 titled "Gravity data of Neva...

Date published: August 26, 2020

1:24,000-scale hydrographic areas, middle Carson River basin, Nevada

This data release consists of 1:24,000-scale polylines and polygons representing hydrographic areas for the middle Carson River basin, Nevada.

Date published: July 28, 2020

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index for Vegetated Areas of the Groundwater Discharge Area, Hiko Springs, NV

This dataset, created in support of USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2020-5075, Estimates of Groundwater Discharge by Evapotranspiration, Stump Spring and Hiko Springs, Clark County, Nevada, 2016-18, represents a Normalized Difference Vegetation Index calculated for vegetated areas in the Hiko Springs groundwater discharge area. Vegetated areas within the GDA are composed of ph

Date published: July 28, 2020

Maximum Likelihood Vegetation Classification for the Combined Groundwater Discharge Area and Area of Critical Environmental Concern, Stump Spring, NV

This dataset, created in support of USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2020-5075, Estimates of Groundwater Discharge by Evapotranspiration, Stump Spring and Hiko Springs, Clark County, Nevada, 2016-18, represents a two class land cover classification consisting of moderate to dense vegetation and bare to sparsely vegetated areas within the Groundwater Discharge Area and Area of C

Date published: July 28, 2020

Geospatial Data to Support Estimates of Annual Groundwater Discharge by Evapotranspiration from Areas of Spring-Fed Riparian Vegetation, Stump Spring and Hiko Springs, Clark County, southern Nevada

This USGS data release, supporting USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2020-5075, Estimates of Groundwater Discharge by Evapotranspiration, Stump Spring and Hiko Springs, Clark County, Southern Nevada, 2016–18, consists of five datasets - Normalized Difference Vegetation Indexes (NDVI) and a mapped groundwater discharge areas (GDA) for two spring areas, and a two

Date published: July 28, 2020

Combined Groundwater Discharge Area and Area of Critical Environmental Concern for Stump Spring, NV

This dataset, created in support of USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2020-5075, Estimates of Groundwater Discharge by Evapotranspiration, Stump Spring and Hiko Springs, Clark County, Nevada, 2016-18, represents the groundwater discharge area (GDA) for the Stump Springs riparian area and Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). Vegetated areas within the GDA are co

Date published: July 28, 2020

Groundwater Discharge Area for Hiko Springs, NV

This dataset, created in support of USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2020-5075, Estimates of Groundwater Discharge by Evapotranspiration, Stump Spring and Hiko Springs, Clark County, Nevada, 2016-18, represents the groundwater discharge area (GDA) for the Hiko Springs area. Vegetated areas within the GDA are composed of phreatophytic shrubs interspersed with xeric vegetatio

Date published: July 28, 2020

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index Corresponding to Vegetated Areas in the Combined Groundwater Discharge Area and Area of Critical Environmental Concern, Stump Spring, NV

This dataset, created in support of USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2020-5075, Estimates of Groundwater Discharge by Evapotranspiration, Stump Spring and Hiko Springs, Clark County, Nevada, 2016-18, represents a Normalized Difference Vegetation Index calculated for vegetated areas in the Stump Spring groundwater discharge area (GDA) and Area of Critical Environmental Conce

Date published: July 27, 2020

Supplemental Evapotranspiration Gap-filled Datasets from Stump Spring and Hiko Springs, Clark County, southern Nevada, 2016-18

This USGS data release represents supplemental tabular data for an annual groundwater discharge by evapotranspiration (ET) from areas of spring-fed riparian vegetation, Stump Spring and Hiko Springs, Clark County, Nevada, 2016-18. The raw ET dataset contained multiple data gaps that were simulated and gap-filled with the water-level model utility in SeriesSEE, a USGS developed Micro