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Status: Completed.  Borehole drilled to a depth of 3,075 feet.  Casing installed to 2,685 feet.

Latitude/Longitude (Datum NAD-83):  
36o 39' 39.344" North  
116o 27' 57.755" West   1D_tm2.gif (65901 bytes) 

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

Elevation (Datum NGVD-29): 
801.29 meters AMSL (2,628.90 feet) GPS

Access:  Take Highway 95 north from the Lathrop Wells Junction 4.1 miles to the gate on the north side of the highway.  Take the gravel road 0.1 miles east.

Purpose: ) provide lithologic samples;  2) define the valley-fill stratigraphic sequence; and 3) determine depth, nature and characteristics of the carbonate aquifer.

NC-EWDP-2DB is located along a key groundwater pathway between Yucca Mountain and the 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.  The well NC-EWDP-2D had been drilled to 1,618 feet in fiscal year 1999 and NC-EWDP-2DB was drilled at the same site to explore the Paleozoic Carbonate Aquifer in fiscal year 2000.

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Last Updated on July 25, 2008