Hydrologic Monitoring Networks in the Death Valley Regional Flow System, Nye County, Nevada and Inyo County, California

Fact Sheet 2020-3018
Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management and National Nuclear Security Administration, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nye County, Nevada, and Inyo County, California
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Introduction

Water is an important resource in the arid southwest region of the United States where there is a limited supply of surface water and groundwater. In the Death Valley regional groundwater flow system (DVRFS) in southern Nevada and eastern California, groundwater is the main source of supply for agricultural, commercial, and domestic water needs.

For over four decades, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Nevada Water Science Center (NVWSC) has assisted environmental programs with the collection of hydrologic information within the DVRFS. Three hydrologic networks, managed in cooperation with local (Nye County, Nev., and Inyo County, Calif.) and federal (Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration) agencies, are used to actively monitor wells and springs in the region.

Suggested Citation

Reiner, S.R., Elliott, P.E., Earp, K.J., and Belcher, W.R., 2020, Hydrologic monitoring networks in the Death Valley Regional Flow System, Nye County, Nevada and Inyo County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020-3018, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20203018.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Hydrologic monitoring networks in the Death Valley Regional Flow System, Nye County, Nevada and Inyo County, California
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2020-3018
DOI 10.3133/fs20203018
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Nevada Water Science Center
Description 4 p.
Country United States
State California, Nevada
County Inyo County, Nye County
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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