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Depth to ground water of Nevada

Dates

Release Date
2006-01-01
Start Date
1947
End Date
2004
Publication Date

Citation

Smith, J.L. and Welborn, T.L., 2006, Depth to ground water of Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P94GXMW3.

Summary

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. This is a raster-based, depth to ground-water data set for the State of Nevada. The source of this data set is a statewide water-table contour data set constructed from water-table contours collected from 1947 to 2004 and published in 38 reports from 1961 to 2004, depth to ground water contours from Static Ground Water Levels of Nevada published in 1974, and depth to ground water contours from Diamond Valley published in 2006.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
U.S. Geological Survey, Nevada Water Science Center
Originator :
J. LaRue Smith, Toby L. Welborn
Metadata Contact :
U.S. Geological Survey
SDC Data Owner :
Nevada Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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sir2006-5100_dtwnv_g.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 Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, to evaluate the susceptibility and vulnerability of ground water to anthropogenic contamination. The data set was created as part of an effort to provide statewide information on depth to ground water and water-table levels in Nevada. One variable that may control the susceptibility of ground water to contamination and determines contamination transport is depth to water (Lopes and others, 2006). The intended uses of this data set include, but are not limited to, natural resource modeling, mapping, and visualization applications. Reference Cited Lopes, T.J., Buto, S.G., Smith, J.L., and Welborn, T.L., 2006, Water-table levels and gradients, Nevada, 1947-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5100, 27 p.
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Provenance

These data were originally released on the Water Mission Area National Spatial Data Infrastructure Node and were migrated to sciencebase.gov in 2023. 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.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P94GXMW3

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