Meteorological, stream-discharge, and water-quality data for 1986 through 1991 from two small basins in central Nevada

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, is investigating the volcanic tuffs of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for their suitability as storage sites for nuclear waste. Two small basins, measuring less than 2 square miles, were studied to determine the volume of precipitation available for recharge to the ground water. The semiarid 3 Springs Basin is located to the east of Kawich Peak in the Kawich Range east of Tonopah, Nevada. Stewart Basin is a subalpine drainage basin north of Arc Dome in the Toiyabe Range north of Tonopah, Nevada. This publication presents the meteorological, ... continued below

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McKinley, P.W. & Oliver, T.A. April 1, 1994.

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, is investigating the volcanic tuffs of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for their suitability as storage sites for nuclear waste. Two small basins, measuring less than 2 square miles, were studied to determine the volume of precipitation available for recharge to the ground water. The semiarid 3 Springs Basin is located to the east of Kawich Peak in the Kawich Range east of Tonopah, Nevada. Stewart Basin is a subalpine drainage basin north of Arc Dome in the Toiyabe Range north of Tonopah, Nevada. This publication presents the meteorological, stream-discharge, and water-quality data collected during the study. Meteorological data collected include air temperature, soil temperature, solar radiation, and relative humidity. Stream-discharge data were collected from the surface-water outlet of each basin. Water-quality data are chemical analyses of water samples collected from surface- and ground-water sources. Data were collected throughout the two basins. Each basin has a meteorological station located in the lower and upper reaches of the basin. Hydrologic records include stream-discharge and water-quality data from the lower meteorological site and water-quality data from springs within the basins. Meteorological data are available from the lower sites from the winter of 1986 through the fall of 1991. Periods of data collection were shorter for additional sites in the basin.

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U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Reports Section, MS 517, Box 25286, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225; OSTI as DE94009861

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  • Other: DE94009861
  • Report No.: USGS-OFR--93-651
  • Grant Number: AI08-92NV10874
  • DOI: 10.2172/144887 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 144887
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624580

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McKinley, P.W. & Oliver, T.A. Meteorological, stream-discharge, and water-quality data for 1986 through 1991 from two small basins in central Nevada, report, April 1, 1994; Denver, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624580/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.