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Ground-Water Modeling of the Death Valley Region, Nevada and California

Fact Sheet 2006-3120

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Abstract

The Death Valley regional ground-water flow system (DVRFS) of southern Nevada and eastern California covers an area of about 100,000 square kilometers and contains very complex geology and hydrology. Using a computer model to represent the complex system, the U.S. Geological Survey simulated ground-water flow in the Death Valley region for use with U.S. Department of Energy projects in southern Nevada. The model was created to help address contaminant cleanup activities associated with the underground nuclear testing conducted from 1951 to 1992 at the Nevada Test Site and to support the licensing process for the proposed geologic repository for high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground-Water Modeling of the Death Valley Region, Nevada and California
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2006-3120
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Contributing office(s):
Nevada Water Science Center
Description:
6 p.
Number of Pages:
6
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y