No. NC-EWDP-10P SITE SUMMARY
36o 43' 48.874" North
116o 24' 20.362" West
Township 14S Range 49E Section 13 SE 1/4 SE 1/4
903.61 meters AMSL (2,964.93 feet) GPS
This well is located on the Nevada Test Site
(NTS) and requires U.S. Department of Energy permission for access.
Enter the NTS through Gate 510 and proceed 2.7 miles north on Lathrop
Wells Road. Turn left (west) past a sump (0.8 miles), continue
through the intersection another 1.7 miles to the site.
NC-EWDP-10P is a dual completion piezometer well. Primary technical
objectives include: 1) define valley-fill stratigraphic sequence and groundwater flow
paths down-gradient of the proposed repository; and 2) provide water level
and water chemistry data of alluvium and underlying Tertiary deposits; and
3) support the characterization of transport parameters.
NC-EWDP-10P is located adjacent to the present day channel in Fortymile
Wash and along a potential alluvial flow path from Yucca Mountain to
populated areas in Amargosa Valley. The piezometer well at this
location serves as a monitor well for the multiple screen well NC-EWDP-10S
during aquifer testing. In addition, NC-EWDP-10P can serve as an
injection well during Nye County cross-hole tracer testing at this
location in the future.