Data Series 567
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 Groundwater withdrawal data are a compilation of measured and estimated withdrawals obtained from published and unpublished reports, U.S. Geological Survey files, and/or data reported by other agencies.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
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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
Appendix A. Database of Groundwater Withdrawal Data and Associated Well Characteristics for the Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada, 1951–2008.