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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 19, 2017

Las Vegas Bay, Site 4, Meteorological Data Water Year 2010

Quality-Assured U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Meteorological Data, Las Vegas Bay, Site 4, Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, Water Year 2010.

Date published: December 19, 2017

Temple Basin Water-Quality Data Water Year 2010

Quality-Assured U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water-Quality Data, Temple Basin, Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, Water Year 2010.

Date published: December 19, 2017

Temple Basin Meteorological Data Water Years 2008-10

Quality-Assured U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Meteorological Data, Temple Basin, Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, Water Years 2008-10.

Date published: December 6, 2017

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

The data set consists of 2 separate items for the upper Humboldt River Basin:
     1. evapotranspiration units
     2. potential areas of groundwater discharge

Date published: December 6, 2017

Groundwater-level and groundwater-level change contours for the Lahontan Valley shallow aquifer near Fallon, Nevada, 2012

One dataset contains contours representing water levels based on depth-to-groundwater measurements made at 98 wells in July 2012 in the Lahontan Valley. The second dataset contains contours representing water level change in the shallow aquifer in Lahontan Valley from 1992-2012 based on depth-to-groundwater measurements made in 73 wells in 1992 and 2012, with limited measurements made in 2013...

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.