Kansas Water Science Center

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Year Published: 2011

Effects of experimental passive artificial recharge of treated surface water on water quality in the Equus Beds Aquifer, 2009-2010

Declining water levels and concerns about the migration of a known saltwater plume upgradient from public supply wells prompted the City of Wichita to investigate the feasibility of using artificial recharge to replenish the water supply in the Equus Beds aquifer. After preliminary testing, the City of Wichita began Phase I of the Equus Beds...

Garinger, Linda Pickett; King, Aaron S.; Ziegler, Andrew C.
Effects of experimental passive artificial recharge of treated surface water on water quality in the Equus Beds Aquifer, 2009-2010; 2011; SIR; 2011-5070; Garinger, Linda Pickett; King, Aaron S.; Ziegler, Andrew C.

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Temperature and oxygen in Missouri reservoirs

Vertical profiles of water temperature (n = 7193) and dissolved oxygen (n = 6516) were collected from 235 Missouri reservoirs during 1989–2007; most data were collected during May–August and provide a regional summary of summer conditions. Collectively, surface water temperature ranged from a mean of ~22 C in May to 28 C in July, and individual...

Jones, John R.; Knowlton, Matthew F.; Obrecht, Daniel V.; Graham, Jennifer L.
Temperature and oxygen in Missouri reservoirs; 2011; Article; Journal; Lake and Reservoir Management; Jones, John R.; Knowlton, Matthew F.; Obrecht, Daniel V., Graham, Jennifer L.

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Sedimentation and occurrence and trends of selected nutrients, other chemical constituents, and cyanobacteria in bottom sediment, Clinton Lake, northeast Kansas, 1977-2009

A combination of available bathymetric-survey information and bottom-sediment coring was used to investigate sedimentation and the occurrence of selected nutrients (total nitrogen and total phosphorus), organic and total carbon, 25 trace elements, cyanobacterial akinetes, and the radionuclide cesium-137 in the bottom sediment of Clinton Lake,...

Juracek, Kyle E.
Sedimentation and occurrence and trends of selected nutrients, other chemical constituents, and cyanobacteria in bottom sediment, Clinton Lake, northeast Kansas, 1977-2009; 2011; SIR; 2011-5037; Juracek, Kyle E.

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Limnological Conditions and Occurrence of Taste-and-Odor Compounds in Lake William C. Bowen and Municipal Reservoir #1, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 2006-2009

Limnological conditions and the occurrence of taste-and-odor compounds were studied in two reservoirs in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, from May 2006 to June 2009. Lake William C. Bowen and Municipal Reservoir #1 are relatively shallow, meso-eutrophic, warm monomictic, cascading impoundments on the South Pacolet River. Overall, water-quality...

Journey, Celeste A.; Arrington, Jane M.; Beaulieu, Karen M.; Graham, Jennifer L.; Bradley, Paul M.
Limnological Conditions and Occurrence of Taste-and-Odor Compounds in Lake William C. Bowen and Municipal Reservoir #1, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 2006-2009; 2011; SIR; 2011-5060; Journey, Celeste A.; Arrington, Jane M.; Beaulieu, Karen M.; Graham, Jennifer L.; Bradley, Paul M.

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Status of groundwater levels and storage volume in the Equus Beds aquifer near Wichita, Kansas, July 2010

Hansen, Cristi V.
Status of groundwater levels and storage volume in the Equus Beds aquifer near Wichita, Kansas, July 2010; 2011; SIM; 3159; Hansen, Cristi V.

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Water Science Programs in Kansas

The USGS has collected hydrologic information in Kansas since 1895 with the first USGS Cooperative Water Program funding agreement for 6 streamflow gages with the Kansas Water Board. USGS collects streamflow and gage-height data; reservoir content; water-quality and water-quantity data; suspended-sediment data; and groundwater levels. Hydrologic...

Ziegler, Andy
Water Science Programs in Kansas; 2011; GIP; 121; Ziegler, Andy

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Microphotographs of cyanobacteria documenting the effects of various cell-lysis techniques

Cyanotoxins are a group of organic compounds biosynthesized intracellularly by many species of cyanobacteria found in surface water. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has listed cyanotoxins on the Safe Drinking Water Act's Contaminant Candidate List 3 for consideration for future regulation to protect public health. Cyanotoxins...

Rosen, Barry H.; Loftin, Keith A.; Smith, Christopher E.; Lane, Rachael F.; Keydel, Susan P.
Microphotographs of cyanobacteria documenting the effects of various cell-lysis techniques; 2011; OFR; 2010-1289; Rosen, Barry H.; Loftin, Keith A.; Smith, Christopher E.; Lane, Rachael F.; Keydel, Susan P.

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Ant-nest ichnofossils in honeycomb calcretes, Neogene Ogallala Formation, High Plains region of western Kansas, U.S.A.

Two new ant-nest trace fossils are described from calcic sandy paleosols of the Neogene Ogallala Formation in western Kansas. The ichnofossils are preserved within and below calcrete beds weathering in positive relief as carbonate-filled casts or as cavities in negative relief. Daimoniobarax ichnogenus nov. is established for burrow...

Smith, J.J.; Platt, B.F.; Ludvigson, Greg A.; Thomasson, J.R.

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Comparative mobility of sulfonamides and bromide tracer in three soils

In animal agriculture, sulfonamides are one of the routinely used groups of antimicrobials for therapeutic and sub-therapeutic purposes. It is observed that, the animals when administered the antimicrobials, often do not completely metabolize them; and excrete the partially metabolized forms into the environment. Due to the continued use of...

Kurwadkar, S.T.; Adams, C.D.; Meyer, Michael T.; Kolpin, Dana W.

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Occurrence of azoxystrobin, propiconazole, and selected other fungicides in US streams, 2005-2006

Fungicides are used to prevent foliar diseases on a wide range of vegetable, field, fruit, and ornamental crops. They are generally more effective as protective rather than curative treatments, and hence tend to be applied before infections take place. Less than 1% of US soybeans were treated with a fungicide in 2002 but by 2006, 4% were treated....

Battaglin, William A.; Sandstrom, Mark W.; Kuivila, Kathryn ; Kolpin, Dana W.; Meyer, Michael T.

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Laboratory simulated transport of microcystin-LR and cylindrospermopsin in groundwater under the influence of stormwater ponds: implications for harvesting of infiltrated stormwater

Water shortages in the southeastern United States have led to a need for more intensive management and usage of stormwater for beneficial uses such as irrigation. Harvesting of infiltrated stormwater from horizontal wells in sandy aquifer sediments beneath stormwater ponds has emerged as an alternative in need of evaluation. Cyanobacteria may...

Schirmer, Mario; Hoehn, Eduard; Vogt, Tobias; O'Reilly, Andrew M.; Wanielista, Martin P.; Loftin, Keith A.; Chang, Ni-Bin

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Phytoestrogens and mycotoxins in Iowa streams: An examination of underinvestigated compounds in agricultural basins

This study provides the first broad-scale investigation on the spatial and temporal occurrence of phytoestrogens and mycotoxins in streams in the United States. Fifteen stream sites across Iowa were sampled five times throughout the 2008 growing season to capture a range of climatic and crop-growth conditions. Basin size upstream from sampling...

Kolpin, Dana W.; Hoerger, Corinne C.; Meyer, Michael T.; Wettstein, Felix E.; Hubbard, Laura E.; Bucheli, Thomas D.
Phytoestrogens and mycotoxins in Iowa streams: An examination of underinvestigated compounds in agricultural basins; 2010; Article; Journal; Journal of Environmental Quality; Kolpin, Dana W.; Hoerger, Corinne C.; Meyer, Michael T.; Wettstein, Felix E.; Hubbard, Laura E.; Bucheli, Thomas D.