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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

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.

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.