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Buto, S.G.

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This dataset represents "phreatophyte areas" mapped as part of a groundwater reconnaissance effort in four valleys in central Nevada and published in 1964. The data were digitized for comparison with mapping of groundwater discharge areas done in 2011 as part of a groundwater study in these valleys published in 2016.
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These data were released prior to the October 1, 2016 effective date for the USGS’s policy dictating the review, approval, and release of scientific data as referenced in USGS Survey Manual Chapter 502.8 Fundamental Science Practices: Review and Approval of Scientific Data for Release. With increasing population growth and land-use change, urban communities in the desert southwest are progressively looking to remote basins to supplement existing water supplies. Recent applications for groundwater appropriations from Dixie Valley, Nevada, a primarily undeveloped basin neighboring the Carson Desert to the east, have prompted a reevaluation of the quantity of naturally discharging groundwater. The objective of this...
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This dataset represents "phreatophyte areas" mapped as part of an analysis of irrigation pumping in Diamond Valley, Nevada published in 1968. The data were digitized for comparison with mapping of groundwater discharge areas done in 2011 as part of a groundwater study in these valleys published in 2016.
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These data were created as part of a hydrologic study to characterize groundwater budgets and water quality in the Diamond Valley Flow System (DVFS), central Nevada. This dataset represents evapotranspiration (ET) units derived from the mean Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) calculated from two Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper scenes from the summer of 2010. ET units were defined within the DVFS groundwater discharge area (GDA) to group areas characterized by similar phreatophytic vegetation type and cover and to extrapolate site-scale groundwater ET estimates across the study area. This dataset represents three ET units: shrubland, grassland, and playa. The shrubland unit is composed of low to high density phreatophytic...
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These data were created as part of a hydrologic study to characterize groundwater budgets and water quality in the Diamond Valley Flow System (DVFS), central Nevada. This dataset represents the groundwater discharge area (GDA) in the DVFS. Vegetated areas within the GDA are composed of phreatophytic shrubs with smaller areas of grassland, marshland, xeric vegetation, bare soil, and agricultural lands where phreatophytic shrubs historically were present. Vegetated areas outside the GDA are primarily composed of xeric vegetation and bare soil although very sparse phreatophytic shrubs may be present on the outer margins of the boundary. The GDA was mapped in the summer of 2011 using field reconnaissance and supporting...
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