Kansas Water Science Center

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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.

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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.

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Streamflow alteration at selected sites in Kansas

An understanding of streamflow alteration in response to various disturbances is necessary for the effective management of stream habitat for a variety of species in Kansas. Streamflow alteration can have negative ecological effects. Using a modeling approach, streamflow alteration was assessed for 129 selected U.S. Geological Survey streamgages...

Juracek, Kyle E.; Eng, Ken
Juracek, K.E., and Eng, Ken, 2017, Streamflow alteration at selected sites in Kansas: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5046, 75 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175046.

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A critical review of the postulated role of the non-essential amino acid, β-N-methylamino-L-alanine, in neurodegenerative disease in humans

The compound BMAA (β-N-methylamino-L-alanine) has been postulated to play a significant role in four serious neurological human diseases: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Parkinsonism Dementia Complex (ALS/PDC) found on Guam, and ALS, Parkinsonism, and dementia that occur globally. ALS/PDC with symptoms of all three diseases first came to the...

Chernoff, Neil; Hill, D. J.; Diggs, D. L.; Faison, B. D.; Francis, B. M.; Lang, J. R.; Larue, M. M.; Le, T.-T.; Loftin, Keith A.; Lugo, J. N.; Schmid, J. E.; Winnik, W. W.
N. Chernoff, D. J. Hill, D. L. Diggs, B. D. Faison, B. M. Francis, J. R Lang, M. M. Larue, T.-T. Le, K. A. Loftin, J. N. Lugo, J. E. Schmid & W. M. Winnik (2017): A critical review of the postulated role of the non-essential amino acid, β-N-methylamino-L-alanine, in neurodegenerative disease in humans, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B, DOI: 10.1080/10937404.2017.1297592

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Eighty years of cooperative water science

The Equus Beds aquifer in south-central Kansas is a primary water source for the city of Wichita. The Equus Beds aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) project was developed to help the city of Wichita meet increasing current and future demands. The Equus Beds ASR project is a recent part of an 80-year cooperative water science effort with the city of...

Stone, Mandy L.
Stone, M.L., 2017, Eighty years of cooperative water science (ver. 1.1, October 2019): U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 174, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip174.

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Summary of hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with Federal, State, and local agencies, maintains a long-term network of hydrologic monitoring sites in Kansas. Real-time data are collected at 216 streamgage sites and are verified throughout the year with regular measurements of streamflow made by USGS personnel. Annual assessments of hydrologic...

Louen, Justin M.
Louen, J.M., 2017, Summary of hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3020, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173020.

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Occurrence of cyanobacteria, microcystin, and taste-and-odor compounds in Cheney Reservoir, Kansas, 2001-16

Cheney Reservoir, located in south-central Kansas, is one of the primary drinking-water supplies for the city of Wichita and an important recreational resource. Since 1990, cyanobacterial blooms have been present occasionally in Cheney Reservoir, resulting in increased treatment costs and decreased recreational use. Cyanobacteria, the cyanotoxin...

Graham, Jennifer L.; Foster, Guy M.; Williams, Thomas J.; Kramer, Ariele R.; Harris, Theodore D.
Graham, J.L., Foster, G.M., Williams, T.J., Kramer, A.R., and Harris, T.D., 2017, Occurrence of cyanobacteria, microcystin, and taste-and-odor compounds in Cheney Reservoir, Kansas, 2001–16: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5016, 57 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175016.

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Twenty years of water-quality studies in the Cheney Reservoir Watershed, Kansas, 1996-2016

Since 1996, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the City of Wichita, has done studies in the Cheney Reservoir watershed to understand environmental effects on water-quality conditions. Early studies (1996–2001) determined subwatershed sources of contaminants, nutrient and sediment loading to Cheney Reservoir, changes in...

Graham, Jennifer L.; Foster, Guy M.; Kramer, Ariele R.
Graham, J.L., Foster, G.M., and Kramer, A.R., 2017, Twenty years of water-quality studies in the Cheney Reservoir watershed, Kansas, 1996–2016: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3019, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173019.

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Public-supply water use in Kansas, 2015

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data Release provides derivative statistics of water used by Kansas public-supply systems in 2015. Gallons per capita per day is calculated using self-reported information in the “Part B: Monthly Water Use Summary” and “Part C: Population, Service Connections, and Water Rates” sections of the Kansas Department of...

Lanning-Rush, Jennifer; Restrepo-Osorio, Diana
Lanning-Rush, J.L., and Restrepo-Osorio, D.L., Public-Supply Water Use in Kansas, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7F769SC.

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Spatial variability of harmful algal blooms in Milford Lake, Kansas, July and August 2015

Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (CyanoHABs) tend to be spatially variable vertically in the water column and horizontally across the lake surface because of in-lake and weather-driven processes and can vary by orders of magnitude in concentration across relatively short distances (meters or less). Extreme spatial variability in cyanobacteria...

Foster, Guy M.; Graham, Jennifer L.; Stiles, Tom C.; Boyer, Marvin G.; King, Lindsey R.; Loftin, Keith A.
Foster, G.M., Graham, J.L., Stiles, T.C., Boyer, M.G., King, L.R., and Loftin, K.A., 2017, Spatial variability of harmful algal blooms in Milford Lake, Kansas, July and August 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5168, 45 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165168.

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Predicting cyanobacterial abundance, microcystin, and geosmin in a eutrophic drinking-water reservoir using a 14-year dataset

Cyanobacterial blooms degrade water quality in drinking water supply reservoirs by producing toxic and taste-and-odor causing secondary metabolites, which ultimately cause public health concerns and lead to increased treatment costs for water utilities. There have been numerous attempts to create models that predict cyanobacteria and their...

Harris, Ted D.; Graham, Jennifer L.

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Year Published: 2016

Phytoplankton data for Cheney Reservoir near Cheney, Kansas, June 2001 through November 2015

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data Release provides phytoplankton data collected from Cheney Reservoir, Kansas, during June 2001 through November 2015. All data are reported as raw calculated values and are not rounded to USGS significant figures. This data release was produced in compliance with the open data requirements as a way to make...

Graham, Jennifer L.; Harris, Theodore D.
Graham, J.L., and Harris, T.D., 2016, Phytoplankton data for Cheney Reservoir near Cheney, Kansas, June 2001 through November 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F71N7Z7V