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Ground-Water Pumpage and Artificial Recharge Estimates for Calendar Year 2000 and Average Annual Natural Recharge and Interbasin Flow by Hydrographic Area, Nevada

By Thomas J. Lopes and David M. Evetts

Report availability: Portable Document Format (PDF).


Purpose and Scope
Previous Investigations
Reported Estimates of Ground-Water Pumpage, Recharge, and Interbasin Flow
Estimated Ground-Water Pumpage
  • Assumptions and Accuracy of Ground-Water Pumpage Estimates
Ground-Water Pumpage and Artificial Recharge
Natural Recharge and Interbasin Flow
Net Ground-Water Flow
Selected References
  1. Estimates of natural recharge for hydrographic areas of Nevada
  2. Estimates of interbasin flow for hydrographic areas of Nevada
  3. References used in appendixes 1 and 2


  1. Map showing hydrographic areas of Nevada
  2. Graph showing ground-water pumpage as a function of the population served by public water systems
  3. Pie diagram showing percentages of ground-water pumpage by category
  4. Bar chart showing hydrographic areas with the greatest amount of total ground-water pumpage
  5. Bar chart showing ground-water pumpage by category in the top 10 hydrographic areas


  1. Ground-water pumpage and artificial recharge estimates for Nevada, 2000
  2. Net ground-water flow and designated hydrographic areas of Nevada


Multiply By To obtain

acre-foot (acre-ft) 1,233 cubic meter (m3)
acre-foot per year (acre-ft/yr) 1,233 cubic meter per year (m3/yr)
foot (ft) 0.3048 meter (m)
gallon (gal) 0.00378 cubic meter (m3)
million gallons (Mgal) 3,785 cubic meter (m3)
inch (in.) 2.54 centimeter (cm)
inch per year (in/yr) 25.40 millimeter per year (mm/yr)
mile (mi) 1.609 kilometer (km)
pound (lb) 0.4536 kilogram (kg)

Temperature: Degrees Celsius (C) can be converted to degrees Fahrenheit (F) by using the formula F = 1.8(C)+ 32. Degrees Fahrenheit can be converted to degrees Celsius by using the formula C = 0.556(F-32).

Sea level: In this report, "sea level" refers to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD of 1929, formerly called Sea-Level Datum of 1929), which is derived from a general adjustment of the first-order leveling networks of the United States and Canada.

Return to SIR 2004-5239 or the Abstract.

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