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: January 1, 2009

1:1,000,000-scale Hydrographic Areas of the Great Basin

This data set consists of hydrographic area and major flow system boundaries and polygons delineated at 1:1,000,000-scale for the Great Basin.

Date published: October 1, 2007

Geospatial database of ground-water altitude and depth-to-ground-water data for Utah, 1971-2000

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality has developed a geographic database of selected ground-water-level altitude contours and surfaces for Utah. The contour data are derived from studies published by the USGS and the State of Utah.

Date published: January 1, 2007

Hydrographic Areas Within the Basin and Range Carbonate-Rock Aquifer System, White Pine County, Nevada and Adjacent Areas in Nevada and Utah

This data set consists of sub delineations of the hydrographic area (HA) boundaries and polygons drawn at 1:1,000,000 scale for the Great Basin supplemented by information from HA drawn at 1:750,000 scale where necessary. See the process steps for more information.

Date published: September 15, 2006

Depth to ground water contours of hydrographic area 153, Diamond Valley, Nevada

This data set consists of depth to ground water contours for hydrographic-area (HA) 153, Diamond Valley, Nevada. These data represent static ground-water levels measured in the HA during March and April of 2001. These data were created as part of an effort to provide statewide information on water table and depth to ground water for Nevada.

Date published: September 15, 2006

Water-table contours of Nevada

This data set consists of water-table contours for Nevada. These data were created as part of an effort to provide statewide information on water table and depth to ground water for Nevada. The data set was constructed from water-table contours published in 38 reports between 1961 and 2004. Data used to make the contours were collected from 1947 to 2004.

Date published: January 1, 2006

1:750,000-scale static ground-water levels of Nevada

This data set consists of static ground-water levels for the State of Nevada based on a 1974 ground-water map (Rush, 1974) published by the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Division of Water Resources, State Engineers Office. These data were digitized from the source as part of an effort to provide statewide information on water table and depth to ground water for...

Date published: April 19, 2005

1:500,000-scale dissolved solids in ground water in the Basin and Range Province of Nevada

This data set consists of 1:500,000-scale areas of dissolved solids in the Basin and Range Province of Nevada. The sources of this data set are sheets 3 and 4 of a 1984 U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigation Report (Thompson and Chapell, 1984.)

Date published: November 15, 2004

1:750,000-scale hydrographic areas and basin-wide pumpage, recharge and interbasin flow estimates of Nevada

This data set consists of the administrative hydrographic area (HA) boundaries for Nevada at 1:750,000-scale and estimates of natural recharge, artificial recharge, pumpage, and net ground-water flow for each basin where the information is available. 

Date published: November 8, 2004

1:250,000-scale geology of the Dry Valley Hydrographic Area, Nevada and California

This dataset consists of digital geologic data for the Dry Valley Hydrographic area, Nevada and California. It was compiled from individual 1:250,000-scale geologic data for Washoe County, Nevada, 1:62,500-scale geologic data for the Chilcoot and Doyle 15' quadrangles in California and the results of field mapping within the study area in 2004.