Kansas Water Science Center

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Year Published: 2015

Photo Contest Engages Public with Harmful Algal Blooms

Long, Rebecca; Graham, Jennifer L.; Blount, Sarah

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Streamflow characteristics and trends at selected streamgages in southwest and south-central Kansas

Historical data for nine selected streamgages in southwest and south-central Kansas were used in an assessment of streamflow characteristics and trends. This information is required by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to assist with the effective management of Etheostoma cragini (Arkansas...

Juracek, Kyle E.
Juracek, K.E., 2015, Streamflow characteristics and trends at selected streamgages in southwest and south-central Kansas: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5167, 20 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155167.

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Representativeness of soil samples collected to assess mining-related contamination of flood plains in southeast Kansas

Historical lead and zinc mining in the Tri-State Mining District (TSMD), located in parts of southeast Kansas, southwest Missouri, and northeast Oklahoma, has resulted in a substantial ongoing input of lead and zinc to the environment (Juracek, 2006; Juracek and Becker, 2009). In response to concern about the mining-related contamination,...

Juracek, Kyle E.

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Agencies collaborate, develop a cyanobacteria assessment network

Cyanobacteria are a genetically diverse group of photosynthetic microorganisms that occupy a broad range of habitats on land and water all over the world. They release toxins that can cause lung and skin irritation, alter the taste and odor of potable water, and cause human and animal illness. Cyanobacteria blooms occur worldwide, and climate...

Schaeffer, Blake A.; Loftin, Keith A.; Stumpf, Richard P.; Werdell, P. Jeremy

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Public-supply water use in Kansas, 2013

This report, prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources, presents derivative statistics of water used by Kansas public-supply systems in 2013. The published statistics from the previous 4 years (2009–12) are also shown with the 2013 statistics and are...

Lanning-Rush, Jennifer L.; Eslick, Patrick J.
Lanning-Rush, J.L., and Eslick, P.J., 2015, Public-supply water use in Kansas, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 964, 46 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds964.

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Groundwater-level and storage-volume changes in the Equus Beds aquifer near Wichita, Kansas, predevelopment through January 2015

Development of the Wichita well field began in the 1940s in the Equus Beds aquifer to provide the city of Wichita, Kansas, a new water-supply source. After development of the Wichita well field began, groundwater levels began to decline. Extensive development of irrigation wells that began in the 1970s also contributed to substantial groundwater-...

Whisnant, Joshua A.; Hansen, Cristi V.; Eslick, Patrick J.
Whisnant, J.A., Hansen, C.V., and Eslick, P.J., 2015, Groundwater-level and storage-volume changes in the Equus Beds Aquifer near Wichita, Kansas, predevelopment through January 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5121, 27 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155121.

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Water quality of the Little Arkansas River and Equus Beds Aquifer before and concurrent with large-scale artificial recharge, south-central Kansas, 1995-2012

The city of Wichita artificially recharged about 1 billion gallons of water into the Equus Beds aquifer during 2007–2012 as part of Phase I recharge of the Artificial Storage and Recovery project. This report, prepared in cooperation by the U.S. Geological Survey and the city of Wichita, Kansas, summarizes Little Arkansas River (...

Tappa, Daniel J.; Lanning-Rush, Jennifer L.; Klager, Brian J.; Hansen, Cristi V.; Ziegler, Andrew C.
Tappa, D.J., Lanning-Rush, J.L., Klager, B.J., Hansen, C.V., and Ziegler, A.C., 2015, Water quality of the Little Arkansas River and Equus Beds Aquifer before and concurrent with large-scale artificial recharge, south-central Kansas, 1995–2012: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5023, 67 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155023.

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Water quality of the Little Arkansas River and Equus Beds Aquifer before and concurrent with large-scale artificial recharge, south-central Kansas, 1995-2012

This fact sheet describes baseline water quality of the Equus Beds aquifer and Little Arkansas River and water-quality effects of artificial recharge by the city of Wichita associated with Phase I (2007–present) of the Aquifer Storage and Recovery project. During 1995 through 2012, more than 8,800 surface water and groundwater...

Tappa, Daniel J.; Lanning-Rush, Jennifer L.; Ziegler, Andrew C.
Tappa, D.J., Lanning-Rush, J.L., and Ziegler, A.C., 2015, Water quality of the Little Arkansas River and Equus Beds Aquifer before and concurrent with large-scale artificial recharge, south-central Kansas, 1995–2012: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3010, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153010.

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U.S. Geological Survey quality-assurance plan for surface-water activities in Kansas, 2015

This Surface Water Quality-Assurance Plan documents the standards, policies, and procedures used by the Kansas Water Science Center (KSWSC) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for activities related to the collection, processing, storage, analysis, and publication of surface-water data.

Painter, Colin C.; Loving, Brian L.
Painter, C.C., and Loving, B.L., 2015, U.S. Geological Survey quality-assurance plan for surface-water activities in Kansas, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1074, 33 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151074.

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Summary of hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2014

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 gages in the State of Kansas. These include 206 real-time streamgages, 12 real-time reservoir-level monitoring stations, and 32 groundwater monitoring wells. These data and...

Robison, Andrew L.
Robison, A.L., 2015, Summary of hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3027, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153027.

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Streamflow of 2014: water year summary

The maps and graphs in this summary describe streamflow conditions for water year 2014 (October 1, 2013, to September 30, 2014) in the context of the 85-year period from 1930 through 2014, 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.; Jenter, Harry L.; Brady, Steve

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A new approach for continuous estimation of baseflow using discrete water quality data: Method description and comparison with baseflow estimates from two existing approaches

Understanding how watershed characteristics and climate influence the baseflow component of stream discharge is a topic of interest to both the scientific and water management communities. Therefore, the development of baseflow estimation methods is a topic of active research. Previous studies have demonstrated that graphical hydrograph separation...

Miller, Matthew P.; Johnson, Henry M.; Susong, David D.; Wolock, David M.