As the United States and other countries shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, more lithium will need to be produced to meet the increased demand for energy storage. With 85% of the known lithium deposits in the United States, Nevada has the potential to be a key lithium producer. Lithium-containing brines, hard rock, and clay are the target geological settings for producing economical amounts of lithium. The mined lithium will be used primarily for energy storage in rechargeable batteries, which are widely used in electric vehicles and portable electronic devices.
The Columbia River Basin Evapotranspiration Project is a multi-state collaboration to improve water management with easy access to satellite-based ET data and mapping tools.
Groundwater evapotranspiration (ETg) from phreatophyte vegetation is the primary component of natural groundwater discharge within the Humboldt River Basin. This report summarizes previous study estimates of ETg, and details methods and results of updated groundwater discharge areas, ETg rates, and ETg volume estimates developed in this study.
Project Description Groundwater supports a variety of ecosystems in Nevada and the Great Basin, including springs, rivers, lakes, meadows, and wetlands, as well as trees and shrubs that tap into groundwater through deep roots (called phreatophytes). Many of these...
Remote Sensing Estimates of Evapotranspiration from Irrigated Agriculture, Northwestern Nevada and Northeastern California
The study summarizes ET from agricultural areas in northwest Nevada and northeast California from 2001-2011 from remote sensing.
Project Description Maintaining the ecological integrity of riparian areas and other groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDEs) is an important objective for natural resource and water managers, given the role of these systems in sustaining biodiversity and the other...