NC-EWDP-2D SITE SUMMARY
36° 39' 38.524" North
116° 27' 56.831"
Township 15S Range 49E
Section 9 NE 1/4 SW 1/4
801.23 meters AMSL (2628.6 feet +/-) GPS
Access: Take Highway 95 north from the Lathrop
Wells Jct. 4.1 miles to the gate on the north side of the Highway. Take the gravel
road 0.1 mile east.
Purpose: 1) provide lithologic samples of deposits; 2) define valley-fill
stratigraphic sequence and groundwater flow paths down-gradient of the proposed repository; 3)
provide water level and water chemistry data.
NC-EWDP-2D is located along a key groundwater pathway
between Yucca Mountain and Amargosa Desert. This site was selected to define the
number and types of aquifers present in the Fortymile Wash area down-gradient of Yucca
Mountain. Current plans call for the deepening of this borehole and completion as a
monitoring well in fiscal year 2000.