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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: December 19, 2017

Sentinel Island Water-Quality Data Water Years 2010-13

Quality-Assured U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water-Quality Data, Sentinel Island, Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, Water Years 2010-13.

Date published: December 19, 2017

Sentinel Island Meteorological Data Water Years 2005-13

Quality-Assured U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Meteorological Data, Sentinel Island, Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, Water Years 2005-13.

Date published: December 19, 2017

Boulder Basin Water-Quality Data Water Years 2011-16

Quality-Assured U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water-Quality Data, Boulder Basin, Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, Water Years 2011-16.

Date published: December 19, 2017

Boulder Basin Meteorological Data Water Years 2013-17

Quality-Assured U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Meteorological Data, Boulder Basin, Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, Water Years 2013-17.

Date published: December 19, 2017

Overton Arm Meteorological Data Water Years 2005-09

Quality-Assured U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)  Meteorological Data (Averaged Hourly), Overton Arm, Water Years 2005-09.

Date published: December 19, 2017

Virgin Basin Meteorological Data Water Years 2005-10

Quality-Assured U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)  Meteorological Data (Averaged Hourly), Virgin Basin, Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona Water Years 2005-10.

Date published: December 19, 2017

Las Vegas Bay, Site 4, Water-Quality Data Water Year 2010

Quality-Assured U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water-Quality Data, Las Vegas Bay, Site 4, Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, Water Year 2010.

Date published: December 19, 2017

Las Vegas Bay, Site 4, Meteorological Data Water Year 2010

Quality-Assured U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Meteorological Data, Las Vegas Bay, Site 4, Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, Water Year 2010.

Date published: December 19, 2017

Temple Basin Water-Quality Data Water Year 2010

Quality-Assured U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water-Quality Data, Temple Basin, Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, Water Year 2010.

Date published: December 19, 2017

Temple Basin Meteorological Data Water Years 2008-10

Quality-Assured U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Meteorological Data, Temple Basin, Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, Water Years 2008-10.

Date published: December 6, 2017

Evapotranspiration units and potential areas of groundwater discharge delineated July 20–24, 2009 in the upper Humboldt River Basin, northeastern Nevada

The data set consists of 2 separate items for the upper Humboldt River Basin:
     1. evapotranspiration units
     2. potential areas of groundwater discharge

Date published: December 6, 2017

Groundwater-level and groundwater-level change contours for the Lahontan Valley shallow aquifer near Fallon, Nevada, 2012

One dataset contains contours representing water levels based on depth-to-groundwater measurements made at 98 wells in July 2012 in the Lahontan Valley. The second dataset contains contours representing water level change in the shallow aquifer in Lahontan Valley from 1992-2012 based on depth-to-groundwater measurements made in 73 wells in 1992 and 2012, with limited measurements made in 2013...