Preliminary report, Regional hydrology of a part of Southern Nevada: a reconnaissance, July 1963


Preliminary report, Regional hydrology of a part of Southern Nevada: a reconnaissance, July 1963
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A geological survey of Southern Nevada hydrology which was prepared on behalf of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Report TEI-833
The ground-water hydrology in a region of about 11,700 square miles encompassing the Nevada Test Site in southern Nevada is reviewed on the basis of data that are limited except at the Test Site. Only broad generalizations are possible . The direction of movement of the ground water is inferred from known and possible hydraulic gradients, relations of discharge to recharge of ground water, possible geologic conditions, and chemical character of ground water . These data suggest that the ground water moves generally southward or southwestward through the region but in a complex manner governed by differential primary and secondary permeability of Cenozoic volcanic and Paleozoic carbonate rocks and by multiple sources of recharge and discharge . The movement of ground water through the bedrock between basins, heretofore considered to be unlikely because the bedrock generally is of relatively low permeability, now seems to be a significant element in the hydrologic system. The Paleozoic carbonate rocks may be the principal media through which the interbasin movement takes place.
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United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey
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1963 (July)
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