Geohydrology and evapotranspiration at Franklin Lake Playa, Inyo County, California

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Franklin Lake playa is one of the principal discharge areas of the Furnace Creek Ranch-Alkali Flat ground-water-flow system in southern Nevada and adjacent California. Yucca Mountain, Nevada, located within this flow system, is being evaluated by the US Department of Energy to determine its suitability as a potential site for a high-level nuclear-waste repository. To assist the US Department of Energy with its evaluation of the Yucca Mountain site, the US Geological Survey developed a parameter-estimation model of the Furnace Creek Ranch-Alkali Flat ground-water-flow system. Results from sensitivity analyses made using the parameter-estimation model indicated that simulated rates of evapotranspiration ... continued below

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Franklin Lake playa is one of the principal discharge areas of the Furnace Creek Ranch-Alkali Flat ground-water-flow system in southern Nevada and adjacent California. Yucca Mountain, Nevada, located within this flow system, is being evaluated by the US Department of Energy to determine its suitability as a potential site for a high-level nuclear-waste repository. To assist the US Department of Energy with its evaluation of the Yucca Mountain site, the US Geological Survey developed a parameter-estimation model of the Furnace Creek Ranch-Alkali Flat ground-water-flow system. Results from sensitivity analyses made using the parameter-estimation model indicated that simulated rates of evapotranspiration at Franklin Lake playa had the largest effect on the calculation of transmissivity values at Yucca Mountain of all the model-boundary conditions and, therefore, that evapotranspiration required careful definition. 72 refs., 59 figs., 26 tab.

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USGS-OFR, USGS Open File Service, Box 25425, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225; OSTI as DE91005052

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  • Other: DE91005052
  • Report No.: USGS-OFR--90-356
  • Grant Number: AI08-78ET44802
  • DOI: 10.2172/137957 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 137957
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626726

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Geohydrology and evapotranspiration at Franklin Lake Playa, Inyo County, California, report, December 1, 1990; Denver, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626726/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.