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Selected Ground-Water Data for Yucca Mountain Region, Southern Nevada and Eastern California, Through December 1992

Open-File Report 94-54

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Abstract

Tne U.S. Geological Survey. in support of the U.S. Department of Energy, Yucca Mountain Site- Characterization Project, collects, compiles, and summarizes water-resource data in the Yucca Mountain region. The data are collected to document the historical and current condition of ground-water resources, to detect and document changes in those resources through time, and to allow assessments of ground-water resources during investigations to determine the potential suitability of Yucca Mountain for storing high-level nuclear waste. Data on ground-water levels at 36 sites, ground- water discharge at 6 sites, ground-water quality at 19 sites, and ground-water withdrawals within Crater Fiat, Jackass Flats, Mercury Valley, and the Amargosa Desert are presented. Data on ground-water levels, discharges, and withdrawals collected by other agencies or as part of other programs are included to further indicate variations through time. A statistical summary of ground-water levels and median annual ground-water withdrawals in Jackass Flats is presented. The statistical summary includes the number of measurements, the maximum, minimum, and median water-level altitudes, and the average deviation of a11 water-level altitudes for selected baseline periods and for calendar year 1992. Data on ground-water quality are compared to established, proposed, or tentative primary and secondary drinking-water standards, and measures which exceeded those standards are listed for 18 sites. Detected organic compounds for which established, proposed, or tentative drinking-water standards exist also are listed.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Selected Ground-Water Data for Yucca Mountain Region, Southern Nevada and Eastern California, Through December 1992
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
94-54
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1994
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
161 p., 1 plate folded in pocket