Nevada Water Science Center

Publications

Publications produced by the Nevada Water Science Center are listed below. Older publications may not be available in electronic form yet. If a Nevada Water Science Center publication that you would like to view isn't listed below, please send email to  GS-W-NVpublic-info@ usgs.gov.

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Simulating the effect of climate extremes on groundwater flow through a lakebed

Groundwater exchanges with lakes resulting from cyclical wet and dry climate extremes maintain lake levels in the environment in ways that are not well understood, in part because they remain difficult to simulate. To better understand the atypical groundwater interactions with lakes caused by climatic extremes, an original conceptual approach is...

Virdi, Makhan L.; Lee, Terrie M.; Swancar, Amy; Niswonger, Richard G.
Simulating the effect of climate extremes on groundwater flow through a lakebed; 2012; Article; Journal; Ground Water; Virdi, Makhan L.; Lee, Terrie M.; Swancar, Amy; Niswonger, Richard G.

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A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave

Lakes Mead and Mohave, which are the centerpieces of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, provide many significant benefits that have made the modern development of the Southwestern United States possible. Lake Mead is the largest reservoir by volume in the nation and it supplies critical storage of water supplies for more than 25 million people in...

Rosen, Michael R.; Turner, Kent; Goodbred, Steven L.; Miller, Jennell M.
A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave; 2012; CIR; 1381; Rosen, Michael R.; Turner, Kent ; Goodbred, Steven L.; Miller, Jennell M.

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Environmental setting of Lake Mead National Recreation Area: Chapter 2 in A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave

Lakes Mead and Mohave provide opportunities for millions of regional, national, and international visitors to enjoy a wide array of water-based recreation in a spectacular desert setting. The national significance of the site’s recreational opportunities and scientific values led to its designation as the nation’s first National Recreation Area in...

Turner, Kent; Rosen, Michael R.; Holdren, G. Chris; Goodbred, Steven L.; Twichell, David C.
Environmental setting of Lake Mead National Recreation Area: Chapter 2 in A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave; 2012; CIR; 1381-2; A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave (CIR 1381); Turner, Kent ; Rosen, Michael R.; Holdren, G. Chris; Goodbred, Steven L.; Twichell, David C.

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Hydrology and management of Lakes Mead and Mohave within the Colorado River Basin: Chapter 3 in A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave

The Colorado River Basin covers parts of seven States: Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, and California; at 1,450 mi (2,333.5 km) in length, the Colorado River is the seventh longest river in the United States (fig. 3-1). The Bureau of Reclamation has the responsibility for management of this system, in coordination with the...

Holdren, G. Chris; Tietjen, Todd; Turner, Kent; Miller, Jennell M.
Hydrology and management of Lakes Mead and Mohave within the Colorado River Basin: Chapter 3 in A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave; 2012; CIR; 1381-3; A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave (CIR 1381); Holdren, G. Chris; Tietjen, Todd ; Turner, Kent ; Miller, Jennell M.

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Introduction and summary of findings: Chapter 1 in A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave

Lakes Mead and Mohave, which are the centerpieces of Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA), provide many significant benefits that have made the modern development of the Southwestern United States possible. Lake Mead is the largest reservoir by volume in the nation and it supplies critical storage of water supplies for more than 25 million...

Turner, Kent; Rosen, Michael R.; Goodbred, Steven L.; Miller, Jennell M.
Introduction and summary of findings: Chapter 1 in A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave; 2012; CIR; 1381-1; A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave (CIR 1381); Turner, Kent ; Rosen, Michael R.; Goodbred, Steven L.; Miller, Jennell M.

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Lake water quality: Chapter 4 in A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave

Given the importance of the availability and quality of water in Lake Mead, it has become one of the most intensely sampled and studied bodies of water in the United States. As a result, data are available from sampling stations across the lake (fig. 4-1 and see U.S. Geological Survey Automated Water-Quality Platforms) to provide information on...

Tietjen, Todd; Holdren, G. Chris; Rosen, Michael R.; Veley, Ronald J.; Moran, Michael J.; Vanderford, Brett; Wong, Wai Hing; Drury, Douglas D.
Lake water quality: Chapter 4 in A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave; 2012; CIR; 1381-4; A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave (CIR 1381); Tietjen, Todd ; Holdren, G. Chris; Rosen, Michael R.; Veley, Ronald J.; Moran, Michael J.; Vanderford, Brett ; Wong, Wai Hing; Drury, Douglas D.

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Management implications of the science: Chapter 7 in A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave

Lake Mead, particularly its Boulder Basin, is one of the most intensively monitored reservoirs in the United States. With its importance to societal needs and ecosystem benefits, interest in water quality and water resources of Lake Mead will remain high. A number of agencies have authorities and management interests in Lake Mead and maintain...

Turner, Kent; Goodbred, Steven L.; Rosen, Michael R.; Miller, Jennell M.
Management implications of the science: Chapter 7 in A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave; 2012; CIR; 1381-7; A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave (CIR 1381); Turner, Kent ; Goodbred, Steven L.; Rosen, Michael R.; Miller, Jennell M.

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Threats and stressors to the health of the ecosystems of Lakes Mead and Mohave: Chapter 6 in A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave

Ecosystem impacts from visitor activities or natural environmental change are important concerns in all units of the National Park system. Possible impacts to aquatic ecosystems at Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA) are of particular concern because of the designation of Lakes Mead and Mohave as critical habitat for the federally listed...

Rosen, Michael R.; Goodbred, Steven L.; Wong, Wai Hing; Patiño, Reynaldo; Turner, Kent; Palmer, Craig J.; Roefer, Peggy
Threats and stressors to the health of the ecosystems of Lakes Mead and Mohave: Chapter 6 in A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave; 2012; CIR; 1381-6; USGS Unnumbered Series; A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave (CIR 1381); Rosen, Michael R.; Goodbred, Steven L.; Wong, Wai Hing; Patiño, Reynaldo ; Turner, Kent ; Palmer, Craig J.; Roefer, Peggy

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Wildlife and biological resources: Chapter 5 in A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave

The creation of Lakes Mead and Mohave drastically changed habitats originally found along their region of the historical Colorado River. While still continuing to provide habitat conditions that support a rich diversity of species within the water, along shorelines, and in adjacent drainage areas, the reservoirs contain organisms that are both...

Chandra, Sudeep; Abella, Scott R.; Albrecht, Brandon A.; Barnes, Joseph G.; Engel, E. Cayenne; Goodbred, Steven L.; Holden, Paul B.; Kegerries, Ron B.; Jaeger, Jef R.; Orsak, Erik; Rosen, Michael R.; Sjöberg, Jon; Wong, Wai Hing
Wildlife and biological resources: Chapter 5 in A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave; 2012; CIR; 1381-5; A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave (CIR 1381); Chandra, Sudeep ; Abella, Scott R.; Albrecht, Brandon A.; Barnes, Joseph G.; Engel, E. Cayenne; Goodbred, Steven L.; Holden, Paul B.; Kegerries, Ron B.; Jaeger, Jef R.; Orsak, Erik ; Rosen, Michael R.; Sjöberg, Jon ; Wong, Wai Hing

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The occurrence of trace elements in bed sediment collected from areas of varying land use and potential effects on stream macroinvertebrates in the conterminous western United States, Alaska, and Hawaii, 1992-2000

As part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program of the U.S. Geological Survey, this study examines the occurrence of nine trace elements in bed sediment of varying mineralogy and land use and assesses the possible effects of these trace elements on aquatic-macroinvertebrate community structure. Samples of bed sediment and...

Paul, Angela P.; Paretti, Nicholas V.; MacCoy, Dorene E.; Brasher, Anne M.D.
The occurrence of trace elements in bed sediment collected from areas of varying land use and potential effects on stream macroinvertebrates in the conterminous western United States, Alaska, and Hawaii, 1992-2000; 2012; SIR; 2012-5272; Paul, Angela P.; Paretti, Nicholas V.; MacCoy, Dorene E.; Brasher, Anne M.D.

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Assessing potential effects of changes in water use with a numerical groundwater-flow model of Carson Valley, Douglas County, Nevada, and Alpine County, California

Rapid growth and development within Carson Valley in Douglas County, Nevada, and Alpine County, California, has caused concern over the continued availability of groundwater, and whether the increased municipal demand could either impact the availability of water or result in decreased flow in the Carson River. Annual pumpage of groundwater has...

Yager, Richard M.; Maurer, Douglas K.; Mayers, C.J.
Assessing potential effects of changes in water use with a numerical groundwater-flow model of Carson Valley, Douglas County, Nevada, and Alpine County, California; 2012; SIR; 2012-5262; Yager, Richard M.; Maurer, Douglas K.; Mayers, C.J.

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Advanced methods for modeling water-levels and estimating drawdowns with SeriesSEE, an Excel add-in

Water-level modeling is used for multiple-well aquifer tests to reliably differentiate pumping responses from natural water-level changes in wells, or “environmental fluctuations.” Synthetic water levels are created during water-level modeling and represent the summation of multiple component fluctuations, including those caused by...

Halford, Keith; Garcia, C. Amanda; Fenelon, Joe; Mirus, Benjamin B.
Halford, K., Garcia, C.A., Fenelon, J., and Mirus, B., 2012, Advanced methods for modeling water-levels and estimating drawdowns with SeriesSEE, an Excel add-In, (ver. 1.1, July, 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 4–F4, 28 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/tm4F4.