Kansas Water Science Center


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Students trying on field gear
October 22, 2018

Students with Equipment

A group of 7th grade girls trying on USGS field equipment gear including waders, HI VIS and inflatable PFDs at Washburn University.

Village model
October 22, 2018

Water and Village model

USGS scientists showing students how water flows through a village using a model.

groundwater model
October 22, 2018

Presenting a groundwater model

USGS scientist teaching students about the water cycle using a groundwater model for demonstration.

Flood Model
October 22, 2018

Flooding the Village

USGS scientists demostrating to a group of 7th grade students how a flood could affect a village.

Testing water
October 22, 2018

Testing water

USGS scientists showing students how they test water samples in the lab.

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