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United States Geological Survey, programs in Nevada

Fact Sheet 028-95

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been collecting and interpreting natural-resources data in Nevada for more than 100 years. This long-term commitment enables planners to manage better the resources of a State noted for paradoxes. Although Nevada is one of the most sparsely populated States in the Nation, it has the fastest growing population (fig. 1). Although 90 percent of the land is rural, it is the fourth most urban State. Nevada is the most arid State and relies heavily on water resources.

Historically, mining and agriculture have formed the basis of the economy; now tourism and urban development also have become important. The USGS works with more than 40 local, State, and other Federal agencies in Nevada to provide natural-resources information for immediate and long-term decisions.

Subjects included in this fact sheet:

  • Low-Level Radioactive-Waste Disposal
  • Mining and Water in the Humboldt Basin
  • Aquifer Systems in the Great Basin
  • Water Allocation in Truckee and Carson Basins
  • National Water-Quality Assessment Program
  • Minerals Assessment for Land Management
  • Irrigation Drainage
  • Ground-Water Movement at Nevada Test Site
  • Oil and Gas Resources
  • National Mapping Program
  • Digital Mapping and Aerial Photography
  • Collection of Hydrologlc Data
  • Geologic Mapping
  • Earthquake Hazards
  • Assessing Mineral Resources of the Subsurface
  • Earth Observation Data
  • Cooperative Programs

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
United States Geological Survey, programs in Nevada
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
028-95
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
4 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Nevada