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Ice
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Service-able Water

Post by Ice » Thu May 06, 2010 9:02 pm

Anyone know of a USGS hydrology database that lists service-able water in DV? It does not have to be potable water, just service-able. Thanks.
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Post by D.A. Wright » Fri May 07, 2010 2:15 pm

If you can find one:

320 Desert Watering Places in Southeastern California and Southwestern Nevada: Physical features and description of springs in the area between Death Valley and the Salton Sea, California and Nevada's southern counties by Mendenhall, W.C., 1983.

Check http://www.abebooks.com/ or your local used book store. I sold mine some years ago, but I think I recall that the book is based on an old publication from early in the 20th century. Some of it is no longer valid, but I imagine some of it is.
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Post by Panamint Charlie » Fri May 07, 2010 3:22 pm

D.A. Wright wrote:If you can find one:

320 Desert Watering Places in Southeastern California and Southwestern Nevada: Physical features and description of springs in the area between Death Valley and the Salton Sea, California and Nevada's southern counties by Mendenhall, W.C., 1983.

Check http://www.abebooks.com/ or your local used book store. I sold mine some years ago, but I think I recall that the book is based on an old publication from early in the 20th century. Some of it is no longer valid, but I imagine some of it is.
David, I have your old copy. It does seem a bit out-dated, however, I'll pass on any info out of it if someone has a lead.

I recall a site that had water sources along with quality and flow rates. I'll have to dig around the net for it since I did not save the link.

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Post by D.A. Wright » Fri May 07, 2010 9:14 pm

Ah! I thought it went to somebody down at PSR that summer day several years ago, but didn't recall who. Glad it's in good hands! :cool:
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Post by Alkali Bill » Fri May 07, 2010 9:30 pm

Some desert watering places in southeastern California and southwestern Nevada
is a 1909 USGS Water Supply Paper. Its a bit cumbersome, but you can download it here:
http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/wsp/wsp224

USGS has digitized a lot of their pubs.
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