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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: 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, ai

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

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

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

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

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

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