Database of Groundwater Levels and Hydrograph Descriptions for the Nevada Test Site Area, Nye County, Nevada

Data Series 533
Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office, Office of Environmental Management under Interagency Agreement, DE-A152-07NA28100
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A database containing water levels measured from wells in and near areas of underground nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site since 1941 was developed. The database provides information for each well including well construction, borehole lithology, units contributing water to the well, and general site remarks. Water-level information provided in the database includes measurement source, status, method, accuracy, and specific water-level remarks. Additionally, the database provides hydrograph narratives that document the water-level history and describe and interpret the water-level hydrograph for each well.

Water levels in the database were quality assured and analyzed. Multiple conditions were assigned to each water‑level measurement to describe the hydrologic conditions at the time of measurement. General quality, temporal variability, regional significance, and hydrologic conditions are attributed to each water-level measurement.

Suggested Citation

Elliott, P.E., and Fenelon, J.M., 2010, Database of groundwater levels and hydrograph descriptions for the Nevada Test Site area, Nye County, Nevada (ver. 11.0, May 2021): U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 533, 13 p.,

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Groundwater-Level Database
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Database of groundwater levels and hydrograph descriptions for the Nevada Test Site area, Nye County, Nevada
Series title Data Series
Series number 533
DOI 10.3133/ds533
Edition Version 1.0: First posted December 2010; Version 2.0: December 2011; Version 3.0: October 2012; Version 4.0: November 2013; Version 5.0: October 2014; Version 6.0: October 2015; Version 7.0: October 2016; Version 8.0: September 2018; Version 9.0: February 2019; Version 10.0: February 2020
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Nevada Water Science Center
Description Report: iv, 13 p.; Data Release
Country United States
State Nevada
County Nye County
Projection Universal Transverse Mercator Projection
Scale 100000
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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