Kansas Water Science Center

Publications

Filter Total Items: 988
Year Published: 2018

Water-quality conditions with an emphasis on cyanobacteria and associated toxins and taste-and-odor compounds in the Kansas River, Kansas, July 2012 through September 2016

Cyanobacteria cause a multitude of water-quality concerns, including the potential to produce toxins and taste-and-odor compounds that may cause substantial economic and public health concerns, and are of particular interest in lakes, reservoirs, and rivers that are used for drinking-water supply. Extensive cyanobacterial blooms typically do not...

Graham, Jennifer L.; Foster, Guy M.; Williams, Thomas J.; Mahoney, Matthew D.; May, Madison R.; Loftin, Keith A.
Graham, J.L., Foster, G.M., Williams, T.J., Mahoney, M.D., May, M.R., and Loftin, K.A., 2018, Water-quality conditions with an emphasis on cyanobacteria and associated toxins and taste-and-odor compounds in the Kansas River, Kansas, July 2012 through September 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5089, 55 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185089.

Year Published: 2018

Book review: Handbook of cyanobacterial monitoring and cyanotoxin analysis

Review of Meriluoto, Jussi, Lisa Spoof, and GeoffreyA. Codd [eds.]. 2017. Handbook of Cyanobacterial Monitoring and Cyanotoxin Analysis. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.: Chichester, West Sussex, UK, ISBN 978‐1‐119‐06868‐6 (978‐1‐119‐06876‐1 eBook), DOI 10.1002/9781119068761.

Graham, Jennifer L.; Loftin, Keith A.
Graham, J.L. and Loftin, K.A., 2018, Book Review - Handbook of Cyanobacterial Monitoring and Cyanotoxin Analysis: Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, 25(2), p. 61-62.

Year Published: 2017

Investigating the influence of nitrate nitrogen on post-smolt Atlantic salmon Salmo salar reproductive physiology in water recirculation aquaculture systems

A major issue affecting land-based, closed containment Atlantic salmon Salmo salar growout production in water recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS) is precocious male maturation, which can negatively impact factors such as feed conversion, fillet yield, and product quality. Along with other water quality parameters, elevated ...

Good, Christopher; Davidson, John; Iwanowicz, Luke R.; Meyer, Michael T.; Dietze, Julie E.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Marancik, David; Birkett, Jill; Williams, Christina; Summerfelt, Steven T.

Year Published: 2017

Streamflow conditions along Soldier Creek, Northeast Kansas

The availability of adequate water to meet the present (2017) and future needs of humans, fish, and wildlife is a fundamental issue for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in northeast Kansas. Because Soldier Creek flows through the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Reservation, it is an important tribal resource. An understanding of historical...

Juracek, Kyle E.
Juracek, K.E., 2017, Streamflow conditions along Soldier Creek, Northeast Kansas: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3083, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173083.

Year Published: 2017

Methods for computing water-quality loads at sites in the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Network

The U.S. Geological Survey publishes information on concentrations and loads of water-quality constituents at 111 sites across the United States as part of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Network (NWQN). This report details historical and updated methods for computing water-quality loads at NWQN sites. The primary updates to...

Lee, Casey J.; Murphy, Jennifer C.; Crawford, Charles G.; Deacon, Jeffrey R.
Lee, C.J., Murphy, J.C., Crawford, C.G., and Deacon, J.R, 2017, Methods for computing water-quality loads at sites in the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Network: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1120, 20 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171120.

Year Published: 2017

Streamflow alteration and habitat ramifications for a threatened fish species in the Central United States

In the Central United States, the Arkansas darter (Etheostoma cragini) is listed as a threatened fish species by the State of Kansas. Survival of the darter is threatened by loss of habitat caused by changing streamflow conditions, in particular flow depletion. Future management of darter populations and habitats requires an understanding of...

Juracek, Kyle E.; Eng, Kenny; Carlisle, Daren M.; Wolock, David M.
Streamflow alteration and habitat ramifications for a threatened fish species in the Central United States

Year Published: 2017

Streamflow of 2016—Water year summary

The maps and graphs in this summary describe national streamflow conditions for water year 2016 (October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016) in the context of streamflow ranks relative to the 87-year period of 1930–2016, unless otherwise noted. The illustrations are based on observed data from the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Streamflow...

Jian, Xiaodong; Wolock, David M.; Lins, Harry F.; Brady, Steven J.
Jian, Xiaodong, Wolock, D.M., Lins, H.F., and Brady, S.J., 2017, Streamflow of 2016—Water year summary: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3063, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173063.

Year Published: 2017

Satellite monitoring of cyanobacterial harmful algal bloom frequency in recreational waters and drinking water sources

Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHAB) cause extensive problems in lakes worldwide, including human and ecological health risks, anoxia and fish kills, and taste and odor problems. CyanoHABs are a particular concern in both recreational waters and drinking water sources because of their dense biomass and the risk of exposure to toxins....

Clark, John M.; Schaeffer, Blake A.; Darling, John A.; Urquhart, Erin A. ; Johnston, John M.; Ignatius, Amber R.; Myer, Mark H.; Loftin, Keith A.; Werdell, P. Jeremy; Stumpf, Richard P.
Clark, J.M., Schaeffer, B.A., Darling, J.A., Urquhart, E.A., Johnston, J.M., Ignatius, A., Myer, M.H., Loftin, K.A., Werdell, P.J., Stumpf, R.P., 2017. Satellite monitoring of cyanobacterial harmful algal bloom frequency in recreational waters and drinking water sources, Ecological Indicators, v. 80, p.84-95.

Year Published: 2017

Preliminary assessment of a water-quality monitoring program for total maximum daily loads in Johnson County, Kansas, January 2015 through June 2016

Municipalities in Johnson County in northeastern Kansas are required to implement stormwater management programs to reduce pollutant discharges, protect water quality, and comply with applicable water-quality regulations in accordance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits for stormwater discharge. To this end, municipalities...

Rasmussen, Teresa J.; Paxson, Chelsea R.
Rasmussen, T.J., and Paxson, C.R., 2017, Preliminary assessment of a water-quality monitoring program for total maximum daily loads in Johnson County, Kansas, January 2015 through June 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5089, 20 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175089.

Year Published: 2017

Streamflow characteristics and trends along Soldier Creek, Northeast Kansas

Historical data for six selected U.S. Geological Survey streamgages along Soldier Creek in northeast Kansas were used in an assessment of streamflow characteristics and trends. This information is required by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation for the effective management of tribal water resources, including drought contingency planning....

Juracek, Kyle E.
Juracek, K.E., 2017, Streamflow characteristics and trends along Soldier Creek, northeast Kansas: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5061, 30 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175061.

Year Published: 2017

Methods for estimating annual exceedance-probability streamflows for streams in Kansas based on data through water year 2015

A study was done by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop regression models to estimate peak streamflows of annual exceedance probabilities of 50, 20, 10, 4, 2, 1, 0.5, and 0.2 percent at ungaged locations in Kansas. Peak streamflow frequency...

Painter, Colin C.; Heimann, David C.; Lanning-Rush, Jennifer L.
Painter, C.C., Heimann, D.C., and Lanning-Rush, J.L., 2017, Methods for estimating annual exceedance-probability streamflows for streams in Kansas based on data through water year 2015 (ver. 1.1, September 2017): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5063, 20 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175063.

Year Published: 2017

A method for examining temporal changes in cyanobacterial harmful algal bloom spatial extent using satellite remote sensing

Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (CyanoHAB) are thought to be increasing globally over the past few decades, but relatively little quantitative information is available about the spatial extent of blooms. Satellite remote sensing provides a potential technology for identifying cyanoHABs in multiple water bodies and across geo-political...

Urquhart, Erin A. ; Schaeffer, Blake A.; Stumpf, Richard P. ; Loftin, Keith A.; Werdell, P. Jeremy
Urquahart, E.A., Schaeffer, B.A., Stumpf, R.P., Loftin, K.A., Werdell, P.J., 2017. Harmful Algae, 67, 144-152.