Evaluation of Groundwater-Flow Models for Estimating Drawdown from Proposed Groundwater Development in Tule Desert, Nevada

Open-File Report 2019-1091
By request of the Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Office



At the request of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is releasing with this open-file report (OFR) a previously unpublished review and comparison of two numerical models for Tule Desert, Nevada. The original review was performed in spring 2013, and only minor editorial revisions were made in the current (2019) OFR for clarity and to reformat the original interagency correspondence to the USGS OFR template. No revisions have been made to the technical content of the original review for this OFR release. Report content presented in the purpose and scope statement, and all subsequent sections of the OFR, are original content submitted to BLM in May 2013. Model review and comparisons described in the following paragraphs are based on, in part, results of a long-term (more than 2 years) aquifer test mandated by Nevada State Engineer Order 1169. Additional information on Order 1169 and associated aquifer test results can be found at the State of Nevada Division of Water Resources website (State of Nevada, 2019).

Suggested Citation

Halford, K., 2019, Evaluation of groundwater-flow models for estimating drawdown from proposed groundwater development in Tule Desert, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1091, 21 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191091.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Purpose and Scope
  • Aquifer-Test Results and Transmissivity Distributions
  • Conceptual Model of Muddy River Springs and Responses to Pumping Well MX-5
  • Simulated Drawdowns in Tule Desert
  • References Cited
  • Appendix

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Evaluation of groundwater-flow models for estimating drawdown from proposed groundwater development in Tule Desert, Nevada
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2019-1091
DOI 10.3133/ofr20191091
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Nevada Water Science Center
Description vi, 21 p.
Country United States
State Nevada
Other Geospatial Tule Desert
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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