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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

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Continuous monitoring of suspended sediment for reservoir management

Juracek, Kyle E.; Lee, Casey J.; Gnau, C.B.

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Status of groundwater levels and storage volume in the Equus Beds aquifer near Wichita, Kansas, January 2016

The Equus Beds aquifer in south-central Kansas, which is part of the High Plains aquifer, serves as a source of water for municipal and agricultural users in the area. The city of Wichita has used the Equus Beds aquifer as one of its primary water sources since the 1940s. The aquifer in and around Wichita’s well field reached historically low...

Klager, Brian J.
Klager, B.J., 2016, Status of groundwater levels and storage volume in the Equus Beds aquifer near Wichita, Kansas, January 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5165, 15 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165165.

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Groundwater levels in the Equus Beds Aquifer near Wichita, Kansas, January 2016

This dataset is the result of measurements of groundwater levels in the Equus Beds aquifer near Wichita, Kansas, in January 2016. Potentiometric surfaces are interpolated for the shallow and deep parts of the aquifer, and rasters of the potentiometric surfaces are included in this data release. Wells were classified as being screened in the...

Klager, Brian

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Irrigation water use in Kansas, 2014

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data Release represents geospatial and tabular data on irrigation water use in Kansas.  The data release was produced in compliance with open data requirements.  The dataset consists of 3 separate items with similar attributes aggregated to different geographic extents:  1.  Kansas counties; 2...

Lanning-Rush, Jennifer
Jennifer Lanning-Rush, 2016, Irrigation water use in Kansas, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7FJ2DZF.

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Aqueous exposure to the progestin, levonorgestrel, alters anal fin development and reproductive behavior in the eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki)

Endogenous progestogens are important regulators of vertebrate reproduction. Synthetic progestins are components of human contraceptive and hormone replacement pharmaceuticals. Both progestogens and progestins enter the environment through a number of sources, and have been shown to cause profound effects on reproductive health in various aquatic...

Frankel, Tyler E.; Meyer, Michael T.; Orlando, Edward F.

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Spatiotemporal variability of inorganic nutrients during wastewater effluent dominated streamflow conditions in Indian Creek, Johnson County, Kansas, 2012–15

Nutrients, particularly nitrogen and phosphorus, are a leading cause of water-quality impairment in Kansas and the Nation. Indian Creek is one of the most urban drainage basins in Johnson County, Kansas, and environmental and biological conditions are affected by contaminants from point and other urban sources. The Johnson County Douglas L. Smith...

Foster, Guy M.; Graham, Jennifer L.; Williams, Thomas J.; King, Lindsey R.
Foster, G.M, Graham, J.L., Williams, T.J., and King, L.R., 2016, Spatiotemporal variability of inorganic nutrients during wastewater effluent dominated streamflow conditions in Indian Creek, Johnson County, Kansas, 2012–15: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5147, 37 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165147.

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Streamflow of 2015—Water year national summary

IntroductionThe maps and graphs in this summary describe national streamflow conditions for water year 2015 (October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015) in the context of the 86-year period 1930–2015, unless otherwise noted. The illustrations are based on observed data from the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Streamflow Information Program...

Jian, Xiaodong; Wolock, David M.; Lins, Harry F.; Brady, Steve
Jian, Xiaodong, Wolock, D.M., Lins, H.F., and Brady, S.J., 2016, Streamflow of 2015—Water year national summary: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3055, 6 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163055.

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Sediment oxygen demand in eastern Kansas streams, 2014 and 2015

Dissolved oxygen concentrations in streams are affected by physical, chemical, and biological factors in the water column and streambed, and are an important factor for the survival of aquatic organisms. Sediment oxygen demand (SOD) rates in Kansas streams are not well understood. During 2014 and 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation...

Foster, Guy M.; King, Lindsey R.; Graham, Jennifer L.
Foster, G.M., King, L.R., and Graham, J.L., 2016, Sediment oxygen demand in eastern Kansas streams, 2014 and 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5113, 19 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165113.

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Relations between continuous real-time physical properties and discrete water-quality constituents in the Little Arkansas River, south-central Kansas, 1998-2014

Water from the Little Arkansas River is used as source water for artificial recharge of the Equus Beds aquifer, one of the primary water-supply sources for the city of Wichita, Kansas. The U.S. Geological Survey has operated two continuous real-time water-quality monitoring stations since 1995 on the Little Arkansas River in Kansas. Regression...

Rasmussen, Patrick P.; Eslick, Patrick J.; Ziegler, Andrew C.
Rasmussen, P.P., Eslick, P.J., and Ziegler, A.C., 2016, Relations between continuous real-time physical properties and discrete water-quality constituents in the Little Arkansas River, south-central Kansas, 1998-2014: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1057, 20 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161057.

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Mining-related sediment and soil contamination in a large Superfund site: Characterization, habitat implications, and remediation

Historical mining activity (1850–1970) in the now inactive Tri-State Mining District provided an ongoing source of lead and zinc to the environment including the US Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site located in Cherokee County, southeast Kansas, USA. The resultant contamination adversely affected biota and caused human health...

Juracek, Kyle E.; Drake, K. D.

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Effects of aquifer storage and recovery activities on water quality in the Little Arkansas River and Equus Beds Aquifer, south-central Kansas, 2011–14

The Equus Beds aquifer in south-central Kansas is aprimary 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 (2016) and future water demands. The Equus Beds ASR project pumps water out of the Little Arkansas River during above-base flow...

Stone, Mandy L.; Garrett, Jessica D.; Poulton, Barry C.; Ziegler, Andrew C.
Stone, M.L., Garrett, J.D., Poulton, B.C., and Ziegler, A.C., 2016, Effects of aquifer storage and recovery activities on water quality in the Little Arkansas River and Equus Beds aquifer, south-central Kansas, 2011–14: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5024, 88 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165042.