Probable Maximum Floods at the Yucca Mountain Exploratory Shafts

by James A. Cardle, Univ of Nevada, United States,
Soon-Tin Lim, Univ of Nevada, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


This paper presents an analysis of flood flows in the Coyote Wash at the proposed high level nuclear waste repository site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Estimates of the hydrographs at various points in this wash resulting from the 100 year storm and from the probable maximum storms are developed based upon the Soil Conservation Service TR-20 model and are compared with other results. Flows in this particular wash are particularly critical due to the adjacent location of the proposed exploratory shafts. The resulting hydrographs at the site of the exploratory shaft pad will be delineated. These flows will serve as a basis for facility design.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Shafts | Floods | Waste sites | Hydrographs | Storms | Hydrologic models | Recycling | United States | Nevada

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