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Water Resource Characterization and Monitoring

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Water Quality Protection

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WATER QUALITY PROTECTION

 

 

The GWE Program has focused on Water Quality Protection in a cooperative effort with the Desert Research Institute (DRI) Reno.    


PURPOSE

  • Identify and sample approximately 25 existing wells and springs where spatial and/or temporal water chemistry data gaps exist in the Pahrump Valley and Amargosa Valley areas.

PLANNED ANALYSES       

  • Major anions and cations

  • Selected isotopes

  • Tritium

  • Strontium

  • Noble gases

BACKGROUND

 

 

Water Quality Conditions in Pahrump Valley: Water chemistry information for Pahrump Valley is being evaluated to determine where spatial and/or temporal gaps exist.  Plans for sampling and analysis of springs and wells in Pahrump Valley area also being developed to augment and expand the existing data set.


Baseline Water Chemistry in Amargosa Valley: Water chemistry information for the Amargosa Desert hydrographic basin and adjoining areas, that may be in hydraulic communication with that basin, are being evaluated to determine where spatial and/or temporal gaps exist.  Plans for sampling and analysis of springs and wells in the Amargosa Desert are also being developed to augment and expand the existing data set.

 

 

 

SPECIFIC TASKS

 

 

  • Water Quality Conditions in Pahrump Valley.  Locations will be sampled and analyzed for major anions and cations, carbon isotopes, stable isotopes, tritium, noble gas, and strontium. 
     

  • Baseline Water Chemistry in Amargosa Valley.  Locations identified will be sampled and analyzed for major anions and cations, carbon isotopes, stable isotopes, tritium, noble gas, and strontium. 
     

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