No. NC-EWDP-12PA SITE SUMMARY
36o 41' 37.152" North
116o 35' 12.768" West
Township 14S Range 48E
Section 32 NW 1/4 SE 1/4
774.71 meters AMSL (2,541.67 feet) GPS
Access: Take Highway 95 west from the Lathrop Wells Junction 12.9 miles to the gravel road on the south side of the
highway. Go south 0.3 miles, turn east on the powerline road. Follow the road
for 0.4 miles and take the right fork in the road. Continue another 1.7 miles to
the well site located on a slight rise.
Purpose: 1) provide lithologic samples; 2) define valley-fill stratigraphic
sequence and groundwater flow paths down-gradient of proposed repository; and 3) provide
water level and water chemistry data.
NC-EWDP-12PA is located in the northwestern Amargosa Desert
about one mile away from the paleospring deposits fronting the hills that divide the
Amargosa Desert basin from Crater Flat. The location was chosen to be part of a pump
test to determine the relationship of the groundwaters of the Amargosa Valley and the much
higher groundwaters of the paleosprings and Crater Flat.