Water levels in the Yucca Mountain area, Nevada, 1993

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Water levels were monitored in 28 wells in the Yucca Mountain area, Nevada, during 1993. Seventeen wells were monitored periodically, generally on a monthly basis, and 11 wells representing 18 intervals were monitored hourly. All wells monitor water levels in Tertiary volcanic rocks, except one that monitors water levels in Paleozoic carbonate rocks. Water levels were measured using calibrated steel tapes and pressure transducers; steel-tape measurements were corrected for mechanical stretch, thermal expansion, and borehole deviation to obtain precise water-level altitudes. Water-level altitudes in the Tertiary volcanic rocks ranged from about 728 meters above sea level east of Yucca Mountain ... continued below

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Tucci, P.; Goemaat, R.L. & Burkhardt, D.J. July 1, 1996.

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Water levels were monitored in 28 wells in the Yucca Mountain area, Nevada, during 1993. Seventeen wells were monitored periodically, generally on a monthly basis, and 11 wells representing 18 intervals were monitored hourly. All wells monitor water levels in Tertiary volcanic rocks, except one that monitors water levels in Paleozoic carbonate rocks. Water levels were measured using calibrated steel tapes and pressure transducers; steel-tape measurements were corrected for mechanical stretch, thermal expansion, and borehole deviation to obtain precise water-level altitudes. Water-level altitudes in the Tertiary volcanic rocks ranged from about 728 meters above sea level east of Yucca Mountain to about 1,034 meters above sea level north of Yucca Mountain. Water-level altitudes in the well monitoring the Paleozoic carbonate rocks varied between 752 and 753 meters above sea level during 1993. Water levels were an average of about 0.04 meter lower than 1992 water levels. All data were acquired in accordance with a quality-assurance program to support the reliability of the data.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96012987

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  • Other: DE96012987
  • Report No.: USGS-OFR--95-159
  • Grant Number: AI08-92NV10874
  • DOI: 10.2172/266702 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 266702
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672832

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Tucci, P.; Goemaat, R.L. & Burkhardt, D.J. Water levels in the Yucca Mountain area, Nevada, 1993, report, July 1, 1996; Denver, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672832/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.