Kansas Water Science Center

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Year Published: 2016

Logistic and linear regression model documentation for statistical relations between continuous real-time and discrete water-quality constituents in the Kansas River, Kansas, July 2012 through June 2015

The Kansas River is a primary source of drinking water for about 800,000 people in northeastern Kansas. Source-water supplies are treated by a combination of chemical and physical processes to remove contaminants before distribution. Advanced notification of changing water-quality conditions and cyanobacteria and associated toxin and taste-and-...

Foster, Guy M.; Graham, Jennifer L.
Foster, G.M., and Graham, J.L., 2016, Logistic and linear regression model documentation for statistical relations between continuous real-time and discrete water-quality constituents in the Kansas River, Kansas, July 2012 through June 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1040, 27 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161040.

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Hydrologic Conditions in Kansas, water year 2015

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. In 2015, the network included about 200 real-time streamgages (hereafter referred to as “gages”), 12 real-time reservoir-level monitoring stations, and 30 groundwater-level monitoring...

May, Madison R.
May, M.R., 2016, Summary of hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3015, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163015.

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Irrigation water use in Kansas, 2013

This report, prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources, presents derivative statistics of 2013 irrigation water use in Kansas. The published regional and county-level statistics from the previous 4 years (2009–12) are shown with the 2013 statistics and are used to...

Lanning-Rush, Jennifer L.
Lanning-Rush, J.L., 2016, Irrigation water use in Kansas, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 981, 12 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds981.

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Year Published: 2016

Combined effects of nitrogen to phosphorus and nitrate toammonia ratios on cyanobacterial metabolite concentrations ineutrophic Midwestern USA reservoirs

Recent studies have shown that the total nitrogen to total phosphorus (TN:TP) ratio and nitrogen oxidation state may have substantial effects on secondary metabolite (e.g., microcystins) production in cyanobacteria. We investigated the relationship between the water column TN:TP ratio and the cyanobacterial secondary metabolites geosmin, 2-...

Harris, Theodore D.; Smith, Val H.; Graham, Jennifer L.; Van de Waal, Dedmer B.; Tedesco, Lenore; Clercin, Nicolas

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Year Published: 2016

An evaluation of methods for estimating decadal stream loads

Effective management of water resources requires accurate information on the mass, or load of water-quality constituents transported from upstream watersheds to downstream receiving waters. Despite this need, no single method has been shown to consistently provide accurate load estimates among different water-quality constituents, sampling sites,...

Lee, Casey J.; Hirsch, Robert M.; Schwarz, Gregory E.; Holtschlag, David J.; Preston, Stephen D.; Crawford, Charles G.; Vecchia, Aldo V.

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Polyoxyethylene tallow amine, a glyphosate formulation adjuvant: Soil adsorption characteristics, degradation profile, and occurrence on selected soils from agricultural fields in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, and Missouri

Polyoxyethylene tallow amine (POEA) is an inert ingredient added to formulations of glyphosate, the most widely applied agricultural herbicide. POEA has been shown to have toxic effects to some aquatic organisms making the potential transport of POEA from the application site into the environment an important concern. This study characterized the...

Tush, Daniel L.; Meyer, Michael T.

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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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Year Published: 2015

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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Year Published: 2015

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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Year Published: 2015

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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Year Published: 2015

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.