How good (or bad) is the water quality in Blue River and Brush Creek?
The answer depends on when and where you are in the basin. Results from the most comprehensive water-quality study to date will be unveiled Thursday, Sept. 7, by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and officials from the Kansas City, Mo. Water Services Department.
Initiated in 1998, this study characterizes the water quality of receiving streams, provides a better understanding of the various factors that influence water quality in the Blue River Basin, and supplies scientific data to assist in the overflow control plan development.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. press conference
WHERE: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
WHO: USGS scientists and officials from Kansas City, Mo. Water Services Department
The USGS serves the nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.
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