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Ground-Water Modeling of the Death Valley Region, Nevada and California

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2006

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Belcher, W R, Faunt, C C, Sweetkind, D S, Blainey, J B, San Juan, A C, Laczniak, R J, and Hill, M C, 2006, Ground-Water Modeling of the Death Valley Region, Nevada and California: United States Geological Survey.

Summary

The Death Valley regional ground-water flow system (DVRFS) of southern Nevada and eastern California covers an area of about 100,000 square kilometers and contains very complex geology and hydrology. Using a computer model to represent the complex system, the U.S. Geological Survey simulated ground-water flow in the Death Valley region for use with U.S. Department of Energy projects in southern Nevada. The model was created to help address contaminant cleanup activities associated with the underground nuclear testing conducted from 1951 to 1992 at the Nevada Test Site and to support the licensing process for the proposed geologic repository for high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

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  • USGS National Research Program

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Added to ScienceBase on Fri Apr 19 10:54:09 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Modeling and uncertainty of complex ground-water systems.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b8e4b04b508bfd3357">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b8e4b04b508bfd3357</a>

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