Kansas Water Science Center


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Photo inside the OGRL
April 26, 2018


A photo of scientific equipment inside the new Organic Geochemistry Research Lab (OGRL) at the Kansas Water Science Center (KS WSC).

April 26, 2018

National Liaison Committee Meeting: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

In this video, three speakers explain U.S. Geological Survey research on harmful algal blooms (HABs) and the nutrients that cause these toxic emerald-green blooms in the Nation’s lakes, reservoirs, and coastal waters. Jennifer Graham and Tom Stiles discuss how USGS science is contributing to the development of early warning systems and predictive tools to guide management

Indian Creek
July 7, 2017

Indian Creek in Overland Park

Photo taken along Indian Creek in Overland Park Kansas. Two people walk along the bank in the center of the photo. Foliage covers both banks.

Water floods over road
June 7, 2017

Easton Flood

Water floods over a road in Easton Kansas.

Wamego Boatramp
May 24, 2017

Kansas River at Wamego Boatramp

Photo of the Kansas River and boatramp underneath KS-99 highway at Wamego, Kansas. 

Neosho River frozen
December 13, 2016

Neosho River

Icicles hang from the bank of the Neosho River near Parsons, Kansas with temperatures below 5 degress Celsius.

Pipe installation to monitor harmful algal blooms at Cheney Reservoir
October 20, 2016

Pipe installation to monitor harmful algal blooms at Cheney Reservoir

John Rosendale installs a pipe to monitor harmful algal blooms at Cheney Reservoir in Kansas. 

Two decades of harmful algal bloom, nutrient and sediment research by the USGS is helping to support Wichita’s long-term vision of a sustainable water supply into the future. Early warning indicators of harmful algal blooms have been developed for Cheney Reservoir, Kansas

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October 1, 2016

Toxic Water Filtering

Toxic water being centrifuged and filtered at OGRL.

Scientist in Lab running tests on water
September 30, 2016

OGRL Scientist in Lab

OGRL scientist running tests on samples of water in the lab at Kansas Water Science Center.

Side of Kansas River
September 21, 2016

Kansas River at De Soto

A look at the Kansas River from its side. On the other side ofthe river trees and power lines can be seen as well as a bridge crossing the river.

River washes out road
September 15, 2016

River Flood

A river in Easton Kansas washes over a road.

Johnson County stream
September 13, 2016

Johnson County Stream

A photo of a Johnson County stream flowing through rocks and greenery on both sides of the stream.