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Data Series 567

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office, Office of Environmental Management under Interagency Agreement DE-A152-07NA28100

Groundwater Withdrawals and Associated Well Descriptions for the Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada, 1951–2008

By Peggy E. Elliott and Michael T. Moreo


From 1951 to 2008, groundwater withdrawals totaled more than 25,000 million gallons from wells on and directly adjacent to the Nevada National Security Site. Total annual groundwater withdrawals ranged from about 30 million gallons in 1951 to as much as 1,100 million gallons in 1989. Annual withdrawals from individual wells ranged from 0 million gallons to more than 325 million gallons. Monthly withdrawal data for the wells were compiled in a Microsoft© Excel 2003 spreadsheet. Groundwater withdrawal data are a compilation of measured and estimated withdrawals obtained from published and unpublished reports, U.S. Geological Survey files, and/or data reported by other agencies. The withdrawal data were collected from 42 wells completed in 33 boreholes. A history of each well is presented in terms of its well construction, borehole lithology, withdrawals, and water levels.

First posted June 30, 2011

For additional information contact:
Director, Nevada Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
2730 N. Deer Run Road
Carson City, Nevada 89701

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Suggested citation:

Elliott, P.E., and Moreo, M.T., 2011, Groundwater withdrawals and associated well descriptions for the Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada, 1951–2008: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 567, 126 p.




Purpose and Scope

Methods and Data Sources

Groundwater Withdrawals for the Nevada National Security Site

Well Descriptions


References Cited

Appendix A. Database of Groundwater Withdrawal Data and Associated Well Characteristics for the Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada, 1951–2008.

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