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Groundwater Sites Evaluated to Assess The Vulnerability of Public Supply Wells To Increasing Arsenic Concentrations In Southeastern Carson Valley, Douglas County, Nevada

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1956-12-19
End Date
2016-09-08

Citation

Paul, A.P., Welborn, T.L., and Naranjo, R.C., 2017, Groundwater Sites Evaluated to Assess The Vulnerability of Public Supply Wells To Increasing Arsenic Concentrations In Southeastern Carson Valley, Douglas County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F75B00Z5.

Summary

Over the past 15 years Douglas County, NV has removed production wells in northern Carson Valley from use due to relatively high arsenic concentrations (Carl Ruschmeyer, January 2013, Douglas County Public Works Director, verbal communication). To maintain the supply of water to the public, the town of Minden has been providing water to Douglas County and Carson City. Due to the projected increases in municipal demand, water resource managers are concerned that increasing pumping rates from wells in Minden may change groundwater chemistry and degrade the resource by potentially drawing in arsenic enriched water. Naturally occurring arsenic is one of the most common contaminants in groundwater in the western United States. Arsenic [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Angela P Paul
Originator :
Angela P Paul, Toby L Welborn, Ramon C Naranjo
Metadata Contact :
Angela P Paul
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Nevada Water Science Center

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tbl_ArsenicSites.txt 18.81 KB
tbl_WaterLevelData.txt 826.31 KB
tbl_WaterQualityData.txt 2.96 MB
Presentation Arsenic in Carson Valley Data Summary.pdf 1.54 MB
Production Well Vulnerability to As in Carson Valley 2.xml
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Purpose

This data set was created as part of a U.S.Geological Survey study, done in cooperation with the Carson Water Subconservancy District, the Town of Minden, Douglas County, Gardnerville Water Company, Indian Hills General Improvement District, Gardnerville Ranchos General Imporvement District, South Tahoe Public Utility District, and the State of Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. The intended uses of this data set include, but are not limited to, natural resource modeling, mapping, and visualization applications.

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