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Latitude/Longitude (Datum NAD-83):    
36o 41' 37.152" North
116o 35' 12.768" West

Legal Description:   
Township 14S Range 48E    
Section 32 NW 1/4 SE 1/4

Elevation (Datum NGVD-29): 
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.

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Last Updated on July 23, 2006