Nevada Water Science Center


Select NVWSC photos are available below. For additional photos of NVWSC science, follow our social media accounts: @USGS_Nevada and USGS Science in Nevada.

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June 21, 2019

Surveying Slope-Conveyance Indirect Measurement

This video shows how to survey a slope-conveyance indirect measurement using a conventional optical or digital level. 

June 21, 2019

Site Selection for Indirect Discharge Measurements

This video demonstrates how to select an appropriate location for an indirect measurement. Theory and initial reconnaissance are discussed. 

June 20, 2019

Survey Requirements for Box Culverts

This video details how to measure various aspects of a box culvert for a culvert indirect measurement. The video includes tips and tricks for measuring the geometry, wingwall angles, and entrance types including rounded or beveled entrances.

June 12, 2019

Introduction to the Slope-Conveyance Method

This video provides an introduction to the slope-conveyance method of indirect measurement. Theory and background are described as well as high-water mark and cross-section placement. 

August 17, 2018

Overview of Indirect Measurements - Survey Requirements

This video provides an overview of the different indirect measurement methods used by the USGS, as well as a brief description of what you'll need to survey for each. 

July 2, 2018

Survey Requirements for Road Overflow Indirect Measurements

In this video, you will learn what and where to survey for a road overflow or broad-crested weir indirect measurement. 

July 2, 2018

Survey Requirements for Multiple Component Indirect Measurements

This video describes the survey requirements for indirect measurements with multiple components, like flow going through a culvert and over a road on top of the culvert at the same time. 

June 20, 2018

Indirect Measurement Field Notes and Metadata

This video describes the notes and other metadata that need to be recorded during indirect measurement surveys.

June 1, 2018

Survey Requirements - Road Overflow/Broad-Crested Weir

This video describes how and where to flag high water marks for a road overflow or broad-crested weir indirect measurement of peak discharge. 

Wild horses in the Virginia City Highlands, Nev.
March 23, 2018

Wild horses in the Virginia City Highlands, Nev.

Wild horses in the Virginia City Highlands, Nev. 

Gray metal box standing next to a river with a sign in green and black writing
December 31, 2017

USGS Streamgaging Station in northern Nevada.

USGS Streamgaging Station in northern Nevada. 

Woman standing in middle of stream next to instruments
December 31, 2017

Measuring streamflow in northern Nevada.

USGS technician measuring streamflow in northern Nevada.