Nevada Water Science Center

Hydrology of the Walker River Basin

Schedule

Task

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FY2012

FY2013

FY2014

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Streamflow Network

Install/operate streamflow stations

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Estimate return flows

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

x

x

 

 

x

x

 

 

x

x

 

 

Estimate Topaz Lake evaporation

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

x

x

 

 

x

x

 

 

x

x

 

 

Walker Lake Stations

Lake levels

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Water-Quality Profiles

 

 

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Bathymetry

Topaz, Weber, and Bridgeport Reservoirs

 

 

x x                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Groundwater Data

Install Monitoring Wells

 

x

x

 

                         

 

 

 

Water levels before/after irrigation

 

 

    x x     x x     x x     x

x

 

 

Monthly groundwater levels

 

 

 

  x x x x x x x x x x x x x

x

x

x

Sample Monitoring Wells

          x x                          

Aquifer Tests

                  x x                  

Estimate storage change

        x x x x x x x                  

Estimate groundwater budget

                      x x x x x x      

Seepage Runs and Canal Measurements

Stream discharge and conductivity

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

 

x

Canal discharge and conductivity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

x

x

 

 

x

x

 

 

x

x

Chloride Network

Build, install deposition samplers

 

 

x

 

                               

Atmospheric deposition sampling

 

 

 

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

         

Stream and groundwater sampling

        x x x x x x x x x x x x        

Mapping and Index Sites

Landsat mapping (1972-present)

 

 

 

 

x x x x x       x       x      

TM mapping (1984-present)

 

 

 

 

    x x x       x       x      

Establish, monitor index sites

 

 

 

 

      x     x       x       x  

Technical Support/Knowledge Exchange

Study web site

 

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

x

x

Planning and logistics

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Reports

Progress reports

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Annual Data Report

     

 

 

x       x       x       x    

Annual Monitoring Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  x x    

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bathymetry Report

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

x

 

                     

Vegetation change report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

x

               

Water budget report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x x x x x x
Recommendations for future monitoring                                 x x    

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