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Open-File Report 2014–1138

Prepared in cooperation with the North Platte Natural Resources District, the South Platte Natural Resources District, the Twin Platte Natural Resources District, the Nebraska Environmental Trust, and the University of Nebraska Conservation and Survey Division

Magnetic Resonance Sounding Survey Data Collected in the North Platte, Twin Platte, and South Platte Natural Resource Districts, Western Nebraska, Fall 2012

By M. Andy Kass, Benjamin R. Bloss, Trevor P. Irons, James C. Cannia, and Jared D. Abraham

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This report is a release of digital data and associated survey descriptions from a series of magnetic resonance soundings (MRS, also known as surface nuclear magnetic resonance) that was conducted during October and November of 2012 in areas of western Nebraska as part of a cooperative hydrologic study by the North Platte Natural Resource District (NRD), South Platte NRD, Twin Platte NRD, the Nebraska Environmental Trust, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The objective of the study was to delineate the base-of-aquifer and refine the understanding of the hydrologic properties in the aquifer system. The MRS technique non-invasively measures water content in the subsurface, which makes it a useful tool for hydrologic investigations in the near surface (up to depths of approximately 150 meters). In total, 14 MRS production-level soundings were acquired by the USGS over an area of approximately 10,600 square kilometers. The data are presented here in digital format, along with acquisition information, survey and site descriptions, and metadata.

First posted September 19, 2014

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Director, Nebraska Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
5231 South 19th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68512

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Suggested citation:

Kass, M.A., Bloss, B.R., Irons, T.P., Cannia, J.C., and Abraham, J.D., 2014, Magnetic resonance sounding data collected in the North Platte, Twin Platte, and South Platte Natural Resource Districts Western Nebraska, Fall 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1138, 16 p.,

ISSN 2331–1258 (online)






Magnetic Resonance Sounding Survey Data


References Cited

Appendix 1



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