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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, 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: "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

Data Release for The Hydraulic-Parameter Database and Integrated Borehole Analyses, Pahute Mesa and Vicinity, Nevada

This data release consists of a ZIP file that includes: two Excel workbooks, detailed metadata files, and data directories. The Hydraulic Properties Database (HPD; Table-of-AQtests.xlsm) is an interactive Excel workbook that catalogues single-well, aquifer-test results at Pahute Mesa and vicinity. Results from 1,459 single-well, aquifer-test analyses are uniquely identified to 3

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

Supplemental Data for Groundwater Contributions to Excessive Algal Growth in the East Fork Carson River, Carson Valley, West-Central Nevada, 2010 and 2012

This data release contains two tabular data sets of water-quality data collected on the East Fork Carson River. EFCR_CQW.xlsx is a Microsoft Excel workbook containing continuous water-quality data collected by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) at a site on the East Fork Carson River over two time periods in 2010 and 2012. Data were collected at U.S. Geological Survey si...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Digital Flow Data from Drains, Canals, Laterals, Waste-Way Discharges, and Stream Gaging Stations along the Rio Grande

This dataset represents a partial record of Rio Grande time-series flow data from locations in Dona Ana County and Sierra County, New Mexico; El Paso County and Hudspeth County, Texas; and Chihuahua, Mexico. Records from 1908 to 2010 are presented from 79 sources consisting of 11 drains, 8 canals, 6 laterals, 34 waste-ways, and 20 stream gaging stations. In 2015 the US Geologica

Date published: January 1, 2018

Database of Groundwater Levels and Hydrograph Descriptions for the Nevada Test Site Area, Nye County, Nevada

This data release consists of two files, a Microsoft® Access database and Microsoft® Excel workbook, that contain water-level data and other hydrologic information for wells in the Nevada Test Site area. The data release supports U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 533 (https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/533/). The Microsoft&#174...

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...

Date published: December 19, 2017

Lake Mohave Water-Quality Data Water Years 2013-16

Quality-Assured U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water-Quality Data, Lake Mohave, Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, Water Years 2013-16.

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.