The Nye County Water District (NCWD) Water Level Measurement Program (WLMP) was established by the Nye County Nuclear Waste Repository Project Office (NWRPO) in 1999 to take water level measurements in basins downgradient of Yucca Mountain. The WLMP has collected water levels in the Pahrump, Amargosa, and Beatty areas on a consistent basis for the past 17 years (as of August, 2016). The program was taken over by the NCWD in 2014. WLMP data is subdivided into 3 categories: Early Warning Drilling Program (EWDP), Groundwater Evaluation (GWE), and Private Wells.
The Early Warning Drilling Program (EWDP) wells- are Nye County owned wells downgradient of Yucca Mountain. The EWDP consists of 38 wells and 58 zones with a total of discrete 77 measurement points. More information on these wells can be found on the NWRPO website at www.nyecounty.com.
Groundwater Evaluation wells: There are 16 Nye County owned wells in the Pahrump, Amargosa, and Beatty areas. More information on these wells can be found on the NWRPO website at www.nyecounty.com.
Private Wells: There are 289 private and domestic wells with 123 being currently measured (as of August, 2016). These wells are located in the Pahrump, Amargosa and Beatty areas.
A map showing water level trends in Southern Nye County can be found HERE.
|Current wells being measured: August 9, 2016
|Amargosa Conservency (AC)