Nevada Water Science Center

Completed Studies

Studies for which the funding period has ended are listed below. These projects may still be publishing or releasing data. The links to publications or any other information is available on each individual study page. Studies completed prior to 2014 are not available from our website.

Central Nevada

Evaluation of Diamond Valley Flow System, phase 3

Water Resources of the Upper Humboldt River Basin

Eastern Nevada

Spring and Snake Valley Aquifers

Southern Nevada

Delineation of Vegetation Using Satellite Imagery, Clark County

Western Nevada

Evaluation of Black Rock Desert National Conservation Area

Groundwater Discharge and Water Quality in Dixie Valley

Lake Tahoe Basin LiDAR

Mercury in the Carson River


About NVWSC Science

The USGS has been collecting water-resources data in Nevada since 1889. Since that time, the NVWSC has been responsible for providing reliable, impartial, and timely information needed to understand Nevada's water resources.


The foundation of our science is our staff. At the NVWSC, our staff is as diverse as the science we study. We have over 70 scientists including hydrologists, modelers, physical scientists, geographers, and hydrologic technicians. We also have more than 20 support staff.


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Publishing Science

Publications Warehouse

USGS publications can be searched through the USGS Publications Warehouse.In addition to all the latest USGS publications, the publications warehouse team has scanned thousands of older USGS publications into pDF files. These pDF files are accessible through the search feature of the publications warehouse.


Maps and Geospatial Data

USGS offers several map products: printed maps,

geospatial data, and interactive maps. Not sure what you need? Descriptions of USGS maps can be found here: USGS Maps.


USGS also offers a service called US Topo. From the US Topo site, users can customize and download printable topographic maps for free.


Aerial photos and Satellite Images

USGS has many different kinds of imagery from LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) to Astrogeology images: Available Data.




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