Groundwater Withdrawals

Nevada National Security Site Groundwater-Withdrawal Data-Collection Study

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) compiles and maintains groundwater withdrawal data for wells on and adjacent to the Nevada National Security Site. Groundwater withdrawal data are a compilation of measured and estimated withdrawals obtained from published and unpublished reports, U.S. Geological Survey files, and/or data reported by other agencies. Monthly withdrawal data collected from 1951 to present from the wells listed below are available by clicking on the specific well name. Monthly withdrawal data collected from 1951 to 2008 for most of these wells are available in a Microsoft© Excel spreadsheet and a history of each well in terms of its well construction, borehole lithology, and water levels also is provided in Elliott and Moreo (2011).

For More Information

Jeff Sanders
U.S. Geological Survey,
Nevada Water Science Center
160 N. Stephanie Street
Henderson, NV 89074-8829
Phone: 702-564-4562

Regional Groundwater-Withdrawal Studies

The USGS, in cooperation with DOE, developed a transient groundwater flow model to evaluate the effects of NNSS activities on the regional groundwater flow system (Belcher and Sweetkind, 2010). A spatially and temporally distributed database of anthropogenic groundwater withdrawals was developed in support of the groundwater flow model (Moreo and others, 2003). This database documents regional groundwater withdrawals from 1913 to 1998. Withdrawal estimates were refined and updated through 2003 (Moreo and Justet, 2008) and 2010 (Elliott and Moreo, 2018) as part of a continuing effort to improve and update the groundwater flow model.

Available Data

Latest Water Withdrawals

Monthly summary for the previous six months

All Water Withdrawals

To view these wells on a map, return to the home page and choose "water withdrawals" from the dropdown menu under Data Type.