Groundwater Evaluation (GWE) Program was funded1
by the Department of Energy (DOE) to support studies
for characterization of water resources in southern
Nye County. The grant was initiated in April
2006 and continues through September 30, 2014.
GWE Program activities were developed in consultation
with Desert Research Institute (DRI), the U.S.
Geological Survey (USGS), and the DOE. These projects will provide
important data for Nye County and the other project
agencies, as well as other stakeholders in the
region, including the National Park Service (NPS),
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land
Management (BLM) and the Nevada Division of Water
Nye County is conducting studies under
the following four primary areas of investigation:
Water Resource Characterization and Monitoring
Water Resource Sustainability
Water Quality Protection, and
Data collected under the GWE Program are posted for
download after completion of data quality reviews.
DOE Grant number DE-FG52-2006NA27205;
Original award of $2,477,000 in April 2006