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Status: Abandoned

Latitude/Longitude (Datum NAD-83):
36 39' 38.524"  North
116 27' 56.831" 1S_tm.gif (65884 bytes) West

Legal Description:  
Township 15S Range 49E
Section 9 NE 1/4 SW 1/4

Elevation (Datum NGVD-29): 
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.


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Last Updated August 07, 2008