Kansas Water Science Center

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Year Published: 2018

Science programs in Kansas

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is a non-regulatory Earth science agency within the Department of the Interior that provides impartial scientific information to describe and understand the health of our ecosystems and environment; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources;...

Kramer, Ariele R.; Kelly, Brian P.
Kramer, A.R., and Kelly, B.P., 2017, Science programs in Kansas (ver. 1.3, October 2019): U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 175, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip175.

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Kansas Water Science Center bookmark

The U.S. Geological Survey Kansas Water Science Center has collected and interpreted hydrologic information in Kansas since 1895. Data collected include streamflow and gage height, reservoir content, water quality and water quantity, suspended sediment, and groundwater levels. Interpretative hydrologic studies are completed on national, regional,...

U.S. Geological Survey, 2018, Kansas Water Science Center bookmark (ver. 1.1, September 2018): U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 173, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip173.

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

The U.S. Geological Survey currently (2020) publishes information on concentrations and loads of water-quality constituents at 110 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...

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 (ver. 1.2, November 2020): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1120, 20 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171120.

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Estimating discharge and nonpoint source nitrate loading to streams from three end‐member pathways using high‐frequency water quality data

The myriad hydrologic and biogeochemical processes taking place in watersheds occurring across space and time are integrated and reflected in the quantity and quality of water in streams and rivers. Collection of high‐frequency water quality data with sensors in surface waters provides new opportunities to disentangle these processes and quantify...

Miller, Matthew P.; Tesoriero, Anthony J.; Hood, Krista; Terziotti, Silvia; Wolock, David M.

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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.

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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.

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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, Ken; Carlisle, Daren; Wolock, David M.
Streamflow alteration and habitat ramifications for a threatened fish species in the Central United States

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.