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Hydrostructural Maps of the Death Valley Regional Flow System, Nevada and California--Map A: Structural Framework, Neogene Basins, and Potentiometric Surface; Map B: Structural Framework, Earthquake Epicenters, and Potential Zones of Enhanced Hydraulic Conductivity


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The locations of principal faults and structural zones that may influence ground-water flow were compiled in support of a three-dimensional ground-water model for the Death Valley regional flow system (DVRFS), which covers 80,000 square km in southwestern Nevada and southeastern California. Faults include Neogene extensional and strike-slip faults and pre-Tertiary thrust faults. Emphasis was given to characteristics of faults and deformed zones that may have a high potential for influencing hydraulic conductivity. These include: (1) faulting that results in the juxtaposition of stratigraphic units with contrasting hydrologic properties, which may cause ground-water discharge and other perturbations in the flow system; (2) special physical [...]


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These maps (maps A and B) were prepared in support of a regional three-dimensional ground-water model currently being constructed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for the DVRFS. The maps identify regional geologic structures whose possible hydrologic significance merits their inclusion in the HFM for the DVRFS.
Reduced-size image of the map sheet, 169x250 pixels, 32-bit RGB true color, 27k bytes.
Reduced-size image of the map sheet, 169x250 pixels, 32-bit RGB true color, 27k bytes.





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