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Short dock on a gathering pond
September 1, 2021

Sample Collecting at a Gathering Pond

USGS Hydrotechs sample collecting in the early morning at the Gathering Pond below Milford Lake.

Edge of Gathering Pond
September 1, 2021

Algal growth on the shore

Algal accumulation near the shore of the Gathering Pond below Milford Lake.

Large algal accumulation, Perry Lake
August 31, 2021

Algal Accumulation at Ferguson Marsh

Algal accumulation at Ferguson Marsh in the Perry Lake Wetland Complex.

Hydrotechs Kayaking
August 31, 2021

Identifying Sampling Locations

Photo taken from a bridge over Ferguson Marsh. Hydrologic technicians Ryan and Justin kayaking through Ferguson Marsh to identify sampling locations for potential CyanoHABs.

USGS scientist uses a weighted basket sampler to collect a Time of Travel red-dye sample
September 30, 2020

Collecting a red-dye sample in Olathe, Kansas

USGS scientist uses a weighted basket sampler to collect a Time of Travel red-dye sample at WaterOne in Olathe, Kansas. 

USGS scientist Chantelle Davis prepares to collect a red-dye sample
September 30, 2020

USGS scientist prepares to collect a red-dye sample in Olathe, Kansas

USGS scientist Chantelle Davis prepares to collect a red-dye sample, at sunrise, for the Time of Travel study in Olathe, Kansas. 

USGS scientist watches over the many samples collected during the red-dye study trial run in Desoto, Kansas.
September 29, 2020

Samples collected during the red-dye study trial run in Desoto, Kansas

USGS scientist watches over the many samples collected during the red-dye study trial run in Desoto, Kansas while he awaits the next sample.

USGS scientist gets a field fluorometer reading from a recently collected red-dye study sample from the Kansas River in DeSoto.
September 29, 2020

Getting a field fluorometer reading from a red-dye study sample

USGS scientist Ian Gambill gets a field fluorometer reading from a recently collected red-dye study sample from the Kansas River in DeSoto, Kansas.

Sunrise over the Kansas River at Topeka
September 23, 2019

Kansas River at Topeka

View of the sunrise from the Topeka water plant site (0688990) on the Kansas River.

Photo of the Kansas River at Topeka
September 23, 2019

ToT Kansas River at Topeka

Photo from the bank of the Kansas River at Topeka for the Time of Travel study.

Photo of the Kansas River at Wamego
September 23, 2019

ToT Kansas River At Wamego

Photo from the bridge overlooking the Kansas River at Wamego for the Time of Travel study.

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.