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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: March 7, 2017

Catchment-flowline network and selected model inputs for an enhanced and updated spatially referenced statistical assessment of dissolved-solids load sources and transport in streams of the Upper Colorado River Basin

This USGS data release consists of the synthetic stream network and associated catchments used to develop spatially referenced regressions on watershed attributes (SPARROW) model of dissolved-solids sources and transport in the Upper Colorado River Basin as well as geology and selected Basin Characterization Model (BCM) data used as input to the model.

Date published: January 1, 2017

Pumping data from the 16 multiple-well aquifer test wells tested in Pahute Mesa, Nevada National Security Site, 2009–14

This USGS data release represents tabular data and water-level modeling files for the 16 Pahute Mesa multiple-well aquifer tests conducted from 2009–2014. These datasets represent raw and simplified pumping time series data for the 16 pumping wells.

Date published: January 1, 2017

Selected evapotranspiration data, Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nye County, Nevada, 7/5/2011-1/1/2017

Selected evapotranspiration data were collected from 7/5/2011 to 1/1/2017 at the Amargosa Desert Research Site (ADRS, https://nevada.usgs.gov/adrs/) in support of ongoing research to improve the understanding of hydrologic and contaminant-transport processes in arid environments. The data presented in this data release includes 30-minute and daily...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Supplemental data from: Hydraulic characterization of volcanic rocks in Pahute Mesa using an integrated analysis of 16 multiple-well aquifer tests, Nevada National Security Site, 2009–14

This USGS data release represents tabular data and water-level modeling files for the 16 Pahute Mesa multiple-well aquifer tests conducted from 2009–2014. The data release was produced in compliance with the new 'open data' requirements as a way to make the scientific products associated with USGS research efforts and publications available to the public. The dataset consists of 5...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Water-level models used to estimate observation-well drawdown during the 16 multiple-well aquifer tests conducted in Pahute Mesa, Nevada National Security Site, 2009–14

This USGS data release represents tabular data and water-level modeling files for the 16 Pahute Mesa multiple-well aquifer tests conducted from 2009–2014. This dataset represents water-level models used to estimate observation-well drawdown during the 16 multiple-well aquifer tests. Water-level models are organized by aquifer test in zipped files. Water-level models are created using...

Date published: January 1, 2017

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

This USGS data release represents the evapotranspiration units and potential areas of groundwater discharge geospatial data from the following publication: Plume, R.W., and Smith, J.L., 2013, Properties of basin-fill deposits, a 1971–2000 water budget, and surface-water-groundwater interactions in the upper Humboldt River basin, northeastern Nevada: U.S. Geologic

Date published: January 1, 2017

1:500,000-scale water-level altitude contours for the Humboldt River Basin, Nevada

This data set consists of 1:500,000-scale water-level altitude contours 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: January 1, 2017

Evapotranspiration units delineated July 20–24, 2009 in the upper Humboldt River Basin, northeastern Nevada

This data set contains polygons representing evapotranspiration (ET) units for the upper Humboldt River Basin, northeastern Nevada.

Date published: January 1, 2017

Evapotranspiration units delineated July 20–24, 2009 in the upper Humboldt River Basin, northeastern Nevada

This data set contains polygons representing evapotranspiration (ET) units for the upper Humboldt River Basin, northeastern Nevada.

Date published: January 1, 2017

Potential areas of groundwater discharge delineated July 20–24, 2009 in the upper Humboldt River Basin, northeastern Nevada.

This data set contains polygons representing potential areas of groundwater discharge (PAGWD) for the upper Humboldt River Basin, northeastern Nevada.

Date published: January 1, 2017

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

This USGS data release represents the evapotranspiration units and potential areas of groundwater discharge geospatial data from the following publication: Plume, R.W., and Smith, J.L., 2013, Properties of basin-fill deposits, a 1971–2000 water budget, and surface-water-groundwater interactions in the upper Humboldt River basin, northeastern Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey...

Date published: January 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. The field boundaries in this data set are digitized from one-year composite maximum NDVI data derived from atmospherically cor