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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: 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

Update to the Groundwater Withdrawals Database for the Death Valley Regional Groundwater Flow System, Nevada and California, 1913-2010

Groundwater withdrawal estimates for 1913-2010 for the Death Valley regional groundwater flow system (DVRFS) are compiled in this Microsoft® Access database to support a regional, three-dimensional, transient groundwater flow model (Belcher and others, 2017). The database (version 3) updates previously published databases that compiled estimates of groundwater withdrawals f

Date published: January 1, 2018

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

In cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation (Lower Colorado Region), the U.S. Geological Survey collected meteorological data from 4/22/2013 to 4/25/2017 at Lake Mead and 4/11/2013 to 9/30/2016 at Lake Mohave. Meteorological monitoring equipment were mounted to a floating platform located at each lake. The data presented in this data release includes 30-minute mean air tem

Date published: January 1, 2018

Supplemental Data for Conceptual Framework and Trend Analysis of Water-Level Responses to Hydrologic Stresses, Pahute Mesa Oasis Valley Groundwater Basin, Nevada, 1966-2016.

This data release consists of four directories: GroundwaterWithdrawals, Precipitation, WaterLevelDatabase, and WLMs. The GroundwaterWithdrawals directory contains a Microsoft Excel workbook with groundwater withdrawal data from 1996-2015 for water-supply wells in Beatty and Bullfrog Hills, Nye County, Nevada. The Precipitation directory contains four Microsoft Excel workbooks with dat

Date published: January 1, 2018

Evapotranspiration data from two sites at the head of the East Walker River near Bridgeport, CA, June 2012 through September 2013

This Excel workbook contains evapotranspiration (ET) data measured at two field sites near Bridgeport, California, from June 2012 through September 2013. One site consisted of irrigated dense pasture grass and was labeled as the Bridgeport high-density vegetation site (BPHV). The second site consisted of drier pasture grasses with patches of bare soil and was labeled as the Bridgeport

Date published: January 1, 2018

Geospatial Data for the Northern Nevada Rift

This digital vector dataset represents the Northern Nevada Rift as published in an article describing the relationship of epithermal gold deposits to large-scale fractures in Northern Nevada (Ponce and Glen, 2002; see larger work citation). The data are represented on figures 1-5 in the source publication and were later provided in an Esri shapefile via written communication from D.A. Pon

Date published: January 1, 2018

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

This USGS data release consists of three datasets representing 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 locat

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 p

Date published: January 1, 2018

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

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 p

Date published: January 1, 2018

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

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 p

Date published: January 1, 2018

2018 update to the Database of Groundwater Levels and Hydrograph Descriptions for the Nevada Test Site Area, Nye County, Nevada (ver. 2.0)

This data release (version 2.0, December 2018) 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®...

Date published: January 1, 2018

River Channel Cross-Sections, Middle Humboldt River, North-Central Nevada

The USGS and Newmont Mining Corp. surveyed 51 cross sections to determine hydraulic characteristics throughout 12 model reaches. The accuracy of the surveyed cross sections is believed to be +/- 0.5 ft. Field surveys included measuring the channel cross section up to the approximate altitude of the highest flood and includes auxiliary channels. Surveyed cross sections generally were at repres...