Water levels in the Yucca Mountain area, Nevada, 1993 Metadata

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  • Main Title Water levels in the Yucca Mountain area, Nevada, 1993


  • Author: Tucci, P.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Goemaat, R.L.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Burkhardt, D.J.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Geological Survey (U.S.). Denver Federal Center.
    Place of Publication: Denver, Colorado
    Additional Info: Geological Survey, Denver, CO (United States)


  • Creation: 1996-07-01


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 99 p.


  • Keyword: Monitoring
  • Keyword: Ground Water
  • Keyword: Seasonal Variations
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Levels
  • Keyword: Water Wells
  • Keyword: Site Characterization
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain
  • Keyword: Water Tables
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Facilities


  • Other Information: PBD: 1996


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


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


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE96012987