Kansas Water Science Center

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Ecological forecasting—21st century science for 21st century management

Natural resource managers are coping with rapid changes in both environmental conditions and ecosystems. Enabled by recent advances in data collection and assimilation, short-term ecological forecasting may be a powerful tool to help resource managers anticipate impending near-term changes in ecosystem conditions or dynamics. Managers may use the...

Bradford, John B.; Weltzin, Jake F.; Mccormick, Molly; Baron, Jill; Bowen, Zack; Bristol, Sky; Carlisle, Daren; Crimmins, Theresa; Cross, Paul; DeVivo, Joe; Dietze, Mike; Freeman, Mary; Goldberg, Jason; Hooten, Mevin; Hsu, Leslie; Jenni, Karen; Keisman, Jennifer; Kennen, Jonathan; Lee, Kathy; Lesmes, David; Loftin, Keith; Miller, Brian W.; Murdoch, Peter; Newman, Jana; Prentice, Karen L.; Rangwala, Imtiaz; Read, Jordan; Sieracki, Jennifer; Sofaer, Helen; Thur, Steve; Toevs, Gordon; Werner, Francisco; White, C. LeAnn; White, Timothy; Wiltermuth, Mark
Bradford, J.B., Weltzin, J.F., McCormick, M., Baron, J., Bowen, Z., Bristol, S., Carlisle, D., Crimmins, T., Cross, P., DeVivo, J., Dietze, M., Freeman, M., Goldberg, J., Hooten, M., Hsu, L., Jenni, K., Keisman, J., Kennen, J., Lee, K., Lesmes, D., Loftin, K., Miller, B.W., Murdoch, P., Newman, J., Prentice, K.L., Rangwala, I., Read, J., Sieracki, J., Sofaer, H., Thur, S., Toevs, G., Werner, F., White, C.L., White, T., and Wiltermuth, M., 2020, Ecological forecasting—21st century science for 21st century management: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1073, 54 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201073.

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Brianna postcard

Brianna is a hydrologist in the Hydrologic Investigations (Studies) Unit. She received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Kansas.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Brianna postcard: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 205, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip205.

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Brad postcard

Brad is a hydrologist in the Surface Water Investigation Unit. He received his bachelor of science degree in natural sciences from Concordia University in Wisconsin and his master’s degree in freshwater sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Brad postcard: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 204, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip204.

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Hydrologic technician postcard

Hydrologic technicians collect water data related to water quantity, quality, availability, and movement in surface-water and groundwater environments.For more information, visit https://www.usajobs.gov.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Hydrologic technican postcard: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 203, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip203.

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Chantelle postcard

Chantelle is a hydrologist in the Surface Water Investigation Unit. She received her bachelor of science degree in environmental geology from the University of Kansas.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Chantelle postcard: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 202, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip202.

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Hydrologist postcard

Hydrologists study the properties, distribution, and effects of water on the Earth’s surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere.For more information, visit https://www.usajobs.gov.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Hydrologist postcard: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 201, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip201.

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Chemist postcard

Chemists design analytical methods, analyze samples, and review instrument results to ensure high-quality, defensible data are provided to our Nation’s decision makers.For more information, visit https://www.usajobs.gov.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Chemist postcard: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 200, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip200.

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Michaelah postcard

Michaelah is an environmental chemist in the Organic Geochemistry Research Unit. She received her bachelor of science degree in environmental chemistry from the University of Kansas and her master’s degree in biomimicry from Arizona State University.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Michaelah postcard: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 199, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip199.

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Hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey Kansas Water Science Center, in cooperation with Federal, State, and local agencies, maintains a long-term network of hydrologic monitoring stations in the State of Kansas. These include a network of 217 real-time streamgages and 12 real-time reservoir-level monitoring stations in water year 2019. The data and...

Davis, Chantelle A.
Davis, C., 2020, Hydrologic conditions in Kansas, Water year 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020–3029, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20203029.

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Dye-tracing plan for verifying the Kansas River time-of-travel model

The Kansas River provides drinking water for multiple cities in northeastern Kansas and is used for recreational purposes. Thus, improving the scientific knowledge of streamflow velocities and traveltimes will greatly aid in water-treatment plans and response to critical events and threats to water supplies. Dye-tracer studies are usually done to...

Davis, Chantelle A.; Lukasz, Bradley S.; May, Madison R.
Davis, C.A., Lukasz, B.S., and May, M.R., 2020, Dye-tracing plan for verifying the Kansas River time-of-travel model: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1039, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201039.

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Multi-region assessment of pharmaceutical exposures and predicted effects in USA wadeable urban-gradient streams

Human-use pharmaceuticals in urban streams link aquatic-ecosystem health to human health. Pharmaceutical mixtures have been widely reported in larger streams due to historical emphasis on wastewater-treatment plant (WWTP) sources, with limited investigation of pharmaceutical exposures and potential effects in smaller headwater streams. In 2014–...

Bradley, Paul; Journey, Celeste A.; Button, Daniel T.; Carlisle, Daren; Huffman, B.J.; Qi, Sharon L.; Romanok, Kristin; Van Metre, Peter C.

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Measurement of cyanobacteria bloom magnitude using satellite remote sensing

Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs) are a serious environmental, water quality and public health issue worldwide because of their ability to form dense biomass and produce toxins. Models and algorithms have been developed to detect and quantify cyanoHABs biomass using remotely sensed data but not for quantifying bloom magnitude,...

Mishra, Sachidananda; Stumpf, Richard P. ; Schaeffer, Blake ; Werdell, P. Jeremy ; Loftin, Keith A.; Meredith, Andrew