No. NC-EWDP-7SC SITE SUMMARY
36o 43' 31.812" North
116o 33' 25.439" West
Township 14S Range 48E
Section 22 NW 1/4 SE 1/4
837.18 meters AMSL (2,747.65 feet) GPS
Access: NC-EWDP-7SC is in a remote location
and is accessible via a poorly maintained road.
Please contact the Nye County Nuclear Waste Repository Project
Office (NWRPO) to arrange access to this site.
Purpose: 1) provide lithologic samples; 2) define valley-fill
stratigraphic sequence and groundwater flow paths down-gradient of the proposed
repository; and 3) provide water level and water chemistry data.
NC-EWDP-7SC is located on a paleospring deposit at the
south end of Crater Flat. This site was selected to determine the depth to
groundwater, the chemical nature of that groundwater, and to provide samples of the
paleospring deposits. The paleospring likely discharged to the land surface in
Pleistocene time during a wetter climate. A better understanding of these spring
deposits along with those at NC-EWDP-1D and NC-EWDP-9S could provide insight into the
likely consequences of future climate change on the performance of a repository at Yucca