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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.


Our unbiased, multi-disciplinary approach to science and research focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water.

Science Highlights

Desert Tortoises:
desert tortoise
Transition in and out of hibernation extends over much longer periods than was previously thought (more arrow)
Internet-based mapping application to view current fire locations and perimeters in the conterminous 48 States and Alaska (more arrow)
Carson River Basin Flood Chronology:
historic flooding
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 arrow)

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