Welcome to the USGS in Nevada
The USGS serves the Nation, and Nevada, by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.
- Desert Tortoises:
- Transition in and out of hibernation extends over much longer periods than was previously thought (more )
- Internet-based mapping application to view current fire locations and perimeters in the conterminous 48 States and Alaska (more )
- Carson River Basin Flood Chronology:
- USGS has developed a web site to make historic flood information for the Carson River Basin publicly available. Data are included for 34 flood events ranging from December 1852 to New Year’s 2006 (more )