Nevada Water Science Center

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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 1, 2017

Groundwater discharge areas for the 14 hydrographic areas in the middle Humboldt River Basin, north-central Nevada

This data set contains polygons representing the groundwater discharge areas for the 14 hydrographic areas in the middle Humboldt River Basin, north-central Nevada.

Date published: December 1, 2017

Depth to pre-Cenozoic bedrock in northern Nevada

This digital raster dataset represents depth to pre-Cenozoic bedrock in northern Nevada as published in Chapter 6: Geophysical Methods and Application in U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2218, Assessment of Metallic and Mineral Resources in the Humboldt River Basin, Northern Nevada by D.A. Ponce.

Date published: December 1, 2017

Irrigated Acreage Delineated from Landsat-Derived Maximum Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) 1975-2010, Walker River Basin Nevada and California

These data represent the extent and spatial distribution of irrigated acreage delineated from maximum Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) derived from Landsat scenes in the Walker River Basin, California and Nevada, at five-year intervals from 1975-2010.

Date published: December 1, 2017

Nitrogen and phosphorus, other water quality parameters, and sediment temperature data for Incline Creek and Marlette Creek stream-lake interface, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, September 2013

This data set contains the following parameters: sediment and water temperature, dissolved nitrate plus nitrite dissolved, ammonium, total Kjeldahl nitrogen, soluble orthophosphate, dissolved phosphorus, total phosphorus, and dissolved organic carbon.

Date published: December 1, 2017

Hydrogeologic Groupings of the Lake Tahoe Basin

These data present a ground-water inventory of existing geospatial data and other information needed to determine the extent and characteristics of the aquifers in the Tahoe Basin. 

Date published: November 30, 2017

Depth-to-water area polygons, isopleths showing mean annual runoff, 1912-1963, and water-level altitude contours for the Humboldt River Basin, Nevada

This data set consists of 1:500,000-scale isopleths showing mean annual runoff, 1912-1963, for the Humboldt River Basin, Nevada as published in the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Water Resources Bulletin 32 titled "Hydrologic reconnaissance of the Humboldt River basin, Nevada", 1966.

Date published: November 3, 2017

Groundwater Sites Evaluated to Assess The Vulnerability of Public Supply Wells To Increasing Arsenic Concentrations In Southeastern Carson Valley, Douglas County, Nevada

This data set provides a spatial and temporal assessment of available chemical and physical data from local, county, state, and federal databases for the Carson Valley, near Minden, Nevada. 

Date published: October 11, 2017

Nevada WaterQualityWatch

WaterQualityWatch (http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/wqwatch/) is a USGS web site that provides access to real time water-quality data collected in surface waters throughout the United States as part of the USGS mission to describe water resources. Measurements include streamflow (through WaterWatch) water temperature, specific conductance, pH,...

Date published: October 11, 2017

Nevada Long-Term Groundwater Data Network

Actively-measured periodic, continuous, and/or real-time wells with at least 20 years of measurements.

Date published: October 11, 2017

Nevada Active Water Level Network

Water levels and well information for wells that have been measured by the USGS or USGS cooperators at least once within the past 13 months.

Date published: April 24, 2017

Groundwater Sites Evaluated to Assess The Vulnerability of Public Supply Wells To Increasing Arsenic Concentrations In Southeastern Carson Valley, Douglas County, Nevada

Over the past 15 years Douglas County, NV has removed production wells in northern Carson Valley from use due to relatively high arsenic concentrations (Carl Ruschmeyer, January 2013, Douglas County Public Works Director, verbal communication). To maintain the supply of water to the public, the town of Minden has been providing water to Douglas County and Carson City. Due to the p

Date published: March 15, 2017

Mercury Core Library and Data Center

The USGS Core Library and Data Center is located inside the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS, formerly Nevada Test Site (NTS)) at Mercury, Nevada. The Core Library was established as a repository for geologic, hydrologic, and geophysical data and materials collected in support of the U.S. Department of Energy defense and environment programs at the NNSS.