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The rock formations of the earth are great natural reservoirs in which a part of the water derived from rain and snow is stored. Water levels and artesian pressure in wells register the stages of these natural reservoirs. The changes in water levels or artesian pressure are indicative of the depletion or replenishment of the natural reservoirs. Systematic and periodic measurements of water levels and artesian pressure in wells have been made in Nevada, by State and Federal agencies from time to time. However, only a few of these measurements have ever been published. Under the cooperative arrangement between the State Engineer of Nevada and the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, beginning in July 1944, a considerable effort was made to assemble and compile the authentic available records of measurements for publication. Such a compilation provides a permanent record, readily available, for future reference. The result of this compilation is set forth in this report. It is the third in the series of Nevada Water Resources Bulletins prepared by the U. S. Department of Interior, Geological Survey, in cooperation with the State Engineer.


Artesian wells; Groundwater; Groundwater flow--Measurement; Groundwater recharge; Nevada--Clark County; Nevada--Elko County; Nevada--Humboldt County; Nevada--Lander County; Nevada--Las Vegas Valley; Nevada--Lincoln County; Nevada--Lyon County; Nevada--Nye County; Nevada--Pershing County; Nevada--Washoe County; Nevada--White Pine County; Water-supply--Analysis; Water-supply--Management; Water-supply--Sources


Environmental Monitoring | Fresh Water Studies | Hydrology | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Water Resource Management