Eureka County Atlas

Eureka County Atlas — Eureka County has created a County Atlas that contains over 80 detailed maps of the county as well as more in depth maps for the towns of Eureka and Crescent Valley, as well as Beowawe and Diamond Valley.

The maps were developed using Geographic Information Systems technology; each online map can be viewed or printed in Adobe pdf file format.

The atlas was developed in conjunction with the County's Yucca Mountain Information Office using Yucca Mountain oversight funds. It is a tool that the county can use to assess potential impacts from the Yucca Mountain project, and to determine areas where additional information and analysis is needed.

The maps below were obtained from public sources.  They are being made availible to foster a better understanding of the issues and concerns surrounding the proposed High-Level Waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.  Where availible, the source of each map is indicated.

 (Size 15KB) Site map of southern Californian and Nevada. The Map shows the general location of Yucca Mountain

 (Size 62KB) This map shows the location of the spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste destined for geologic disposal at Yucca Mountain if it is approved as a permanent geologic repository.

(Size 60 KB) Part of the "Potential Rail Alignment Corridors Study" prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy. The map shows the revised potential rail routes for transportation of nuclear waste through Nevada to Yucca Mountain -- Source: U.S. Dept of Energy.

 (Size 64KB) Yucca Mountain Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Map. The map depicts potential heavy haul truck routes for shipping spent nuclear fuel and High Level Waste to Yucca Mountain. The map also shows locations of potential intermodal waste transfer stations -- Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy.

 In December 2003, the Department of Energy selected the Caliente rail corridor as its preferred route to bring nuclear waste into Nevada and to Yucca Mountain. The route was one of five possible corridors to transport the waste and approaches the Yucca Mountain site from the north of Nellis Air Force Base Range. Two southern corridors — the Jean and the “Valley Modified” routes — were eliminated because they run through the Las Vegas Valley -- Source: Nevada Appeal

 In December 2007, officials from the Department of Energy informed the press that the Mina Corridor route for shipping nuclear waste to Yucca Mountain appears to be faster and cheaper to build than the Caliente Corridor -- Source: DOE

 (Size 59KB) Yucca Mountain Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Map. Potential legal weight truck routes for shipping spent nuclear fuel and High Level Waste to Yucca Mountain -- Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy

(Size 65KB) Yucca Mountain Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Map. This colored map shows detailed alternatives for a potential rail alignment corridors to Yucca Mountain -- Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy

 (Size 18KB) This is a magnified portion of a proposed rail route to Yucca Mountain. The map shows the route through Eureka and Lander Counties -- Source: Morrison-Knudsen, Boise, Idaho, 1997.

(Size 150KB) This is a detailed site map of the DOE proposed Carlin rail route in Eureka County. The shaded area marks the five mile wide corridor currently under study -- Source: Eureka County .

Eureka County landuse map (Size 76KB) This map shows how the land is used in Eureka County. It is divided mainly between public rangeland, private rangeland, and mining, agricultural, and urban areas. Source: Eureka County master plan

(Size 27KB) This map of Eureka County has an older, outdated version of the proposed rail corridor; however, it does give the locations of existing ranches in Eureka County that may possibly conflict with a rail route for transportation of nuclear waste. Source: Eureka County

(Size 38KB) This map of Eureka County depicts private lands along with the old version of the Carlin rail route. Source: Eureka County

(Size 100KB) This map shows the the population density of Eureka County as of 1995. Source: Eureka County master plan

(Size 124Kb) This map shows the locations of existing mines in and near Eureka County. Source: Eureka County master plan

(Size 23KB) This map depicts existing and historic rail corridors in central Nevada, along with the old version of the potential Carlin rail route for shipment of high-level nuclear waste.

  (Expandable image is 640 pixel width, 146KB -- large file download). This map shows Land Use Zones designated on the Nevada Test Site (NTS). Yucca Mountain is located in Area 25 of the NTS -- bottom left corner of the map. This area was designated the specific land use categories titled "Yucca Mt. Site Characterizations." The Land-Use Map was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the NTS Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement. The NTS comprises 1,350 square miles of land and is located approximately 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. More than half the Yucca Mountain study area is outside the boundary of the Nevada Test Site. 

 This is a shaded relief map ot the Nevada Test Site (NTS). Note the location of Yucca Mountain on the south western border of the NTS. (Expandable image is 640 pixel width, 200KB -- large file download) 

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