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WATER RESOURCES DATA, NEVADA, WATER YEAR 2003

By Emil L. Stockton, Clifford Z. Jones, Ryan C. Rowland, and Rose L. Medina

Water-Data Report NV-03-1


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Abstract

Water-resources data for the 2003 water year for Nevada consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; precipitation; and water levels in wells. This report contains discharge records for 182 streamflow-gaging stations on streams, canals and drains; Discharge data for 52 partial record stations and miscellaneous sites, and 23 springs; stage and contents records for 21 ponds, lakes and reservoirs; Water levels for 178 primary observation wells, and 715 secondary observation wells; Water-quality data for 70 streams, canal, spring and drain sites and 276 wells; precipitation totals for 40 stations; and water withdrawals for 11 wells.

Contents

Preface

List Of Surface-Water Stations, In Downstream Order, For Which Records Are Published In This Volume

List Of Ground-Water Wells, By Valley, For Which Records Are Published In This Volume

List Of Discontinued Surface-Water Discharge Stations

List Of Discontinued Surface-Water Quality Stations

List Of Discontinued Surface-Water Quality Continuous Record Stations

Introduction

Cooperation

Summary Of Hydrologic Conditions

Surface water

Water quality

Ground water

Water use

Special Networks And Projects

Explanation Of The Records

Station identification numbers

Downstream order system

Latitude-longitude system

Local site numbers

Records of stage and water discharge

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Station manuscript

Data table of daily mean values

Statistics of monthly mean data

Summary statistics

Identifying estimated daily discharge

Accuracy of the records

Other records available

Records of surface-water quality

Classification of records

Arrangement of records

On-site measurements and sample collection

Specific conductance

Water temperature

Laboratory measurements

Long-term method detection levels and laboratory reporting levels

Sediment

Data presentation

Remark codes

Records of ground-water levels

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Records of ground-water quality

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Water-quality control data

Blank samples

Reference samples

Replicate samples

Spike samples

Access To USGS Water Data

Definition Of Terms

References Cited

Publications On Techniques Of Water-Resources Investigations

Surface-Water Records

Surface-water stations

Discharge at partial-record stations and miscellaneous sites

Crest-stage partial-record stations

Miscellaneous sites

Miscellaneous quality of surface-water, Upper Truckee River and Trout Creek

Ground-Water And Project Records

Hydrographic areas, State of Nevada

Ground-water levels, primary observation wells

Ground-water levels, secondary observation wells

Special Networks and Projects

Aquifer Vulnerability Project

Carbonate Rock

Carson River Basin

Cold Creek Monitoring Project

Dayton Valley

Douglas County

Dry Valley

Fallon Basalt Aquifer Monitoring

Humboldt River Basin

Lake Tahoe Basin

Las Vegas Subsidence Study

Las Vegas Valley

National Water-Quality Assessment

Newlands Shallow Aquifer Monitoring

Nevada Test Site and Adjacent Areas Monitoring Project

Trout Creek Watershed Project

Tracy

Ruby Valley

Yucca Mountain Ground-Water Monitoring

Index


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District Chief
U.S. Geological Survey
333 W. Nye Lane, Suite 203
Carson City, NV 89706-3810
Email: GS-W-NVpublic-info@usgs.gov


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