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Title: Meteorological, stream-discharge, and water-quality data for 1986 through 1991 from two small basins in central Nevada

Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, is investigating the volcanic tuffs of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for their suitability as storage sites for nuclear waste. Two small basins, measuring less than 2 square miles, were studied to determine the volume of precipitation available for recharge to the ground water. The semiarid 3 Springs Basin is located to the east of Kawich Peak in the Kawich Range east of Tonopah, Nevada. Stewart Basin is a subalpine drainage basin north of Arc Dome in the Toiyabe Range north of Tonopah, Nevada. This publication presents the meteorological, stream-discharge, and water-quality data collected during the study. Meteorological data collected include air temperature, soil temperature, solar radiation, and relative humidity. Stream-discharge data were collected from the surface-water outlet of each basin. Water-quality data are chemical analyses of water samples collected from surface- and ground-water sources. Data were collected throughout the two basins. Each basin has a meteorological station located in the lower and upper reaches of the basin. Hydrologic records include stream-discharge and water-quality data from the lower meteorological site and water-quality data from springs within the basins. Meteorological data are available from the lower sites from the wintermore » of 1986 through the fall of 1991. Periods of data collection were shorter for additional sites in the basin.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Geological Survey, Denver, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
144887
Report Number(s):
USGS-OFR-93-651
ON: DE94009861; TRN: 94:004619
DOE Contract Number:  
AI08-92NV10874
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GROUND WATER; RECHARGE; WATER QUALITY; ARID LANDS; DRAINAGE; METEOROLOGY; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; MICROCLIMATES; PRECIPITATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; Yucca Mountain Project

Citation Formats

McKinley, P.W., and Oliver, T.A.. Meteorological, stream-discharge, and water-quality data for 1986 through 1991 from two small basins in central Nevada. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/144887.
McKinley, P.W., & Oliver, T.A.. Meteorological, stream-discharge, and water-quality data for 1986 through 1991 from two small basins in central Nevada. United States. doi:10.2172/144887.
McKinley, P.W., and Oliver, T.A.. Fri . "Meteorological, stream-discharge, and water-quality data for 1986 through 1991 from two small basins in central Nevada". United States. doi:10.2172/144887. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/144887.
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title = {Meteorological, stream-discharge, and water-quality data for 1986 through 1991 from two small basins in central Nevada},
author = {McKinley, P.W. and Oliver, T.A.},
abstractNote = {The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, is investigating the volcanic tuffs of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for their suitability as storage sites for nuclear waste. Two small basins, measuring less than 2 square miles, were studied to determine the volume of precipitation available for recharge to the ground water. The semiarid 3 Springs Basin is located to the east of Kawich Peak in the Kawich Range east of Tonopah, Nevada. Stewart Basin is a subalpine drainage basin north of Arc Dome in the Toiyabe Range north of Tonopah, Nevada. This publication presents the meteorological, stream-discharge, and water-quality data collected during the study. Meteorological data collected include air temperature, soil temperature, solar radiation, and relative humidity. Stream-discharge data were collected from the surface-water outlet of each basin. Water-quality data are chemical analyses of water samples collected from surface- and ground-water sources. Data were collected throughout the two basins. Each basin has a meteorological station located in the lower and upper reaches of the basin. Hydrologic records include stream-discharge and water-quality data from the lower meteorological site and water-quality data from springs within the basins. Meteorological data are available from the lower sites from the winter of 1986 through the fall of 1991. Periods of data collection were shorter for additional sites in the basin.},
doi = {10.2172/144887},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1994},
month = {Fri Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1994}
}

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