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Groundwater-level change and evaluation of simulated water levels for irrigated areas in Lahontan Valley, Churchill County, west-central Nevada, 1992 to 2012

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Smith, D.W., Buto, S.G., and Welborn, T.L., 2016, Groundwater-level change and evaluation of simulated water levels for irrigated areas in Lahontan Valley, Churchill County, west-central Nevada, 1992‒2012: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5045, 23 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165045.

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The acquisition and transfer of water rights to wetland areas of Lahontan Valley, Nevada, has caused concern over the potential effects on shallow aquifer water levels. In 1992, water levels in Lahontan Valley were measured to construct a water-table map of the shallow aquifer prior to the effects of water-right transfers mandated by the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribal Settlement Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-618, 104 Stat. 3289). From 1992 to 2012, approximately 11,810 water-righted acres, or 34,356 acre-feet of water, were acquired and transferred to wetland areas of Lahontan Valley. This report documents changes in water levels measured during the period of water-right transfers and presents an evaluation of five groundwater-flow model [...]

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tableOfContents<ul><li>Abstract<br></li><li>Introduction<br></li><li>Study Methods<br></li><li>Water-level Changes from 1992 to 2012<br></li><li>Evaluation of Groundwater Model Scenarios<br></li><li>Summary and Conclusions<br></li><li>References Cited<br></li><li>Appendixes 1–3<br></li></ul>
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