Kansas Water Science Center

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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.

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Quantifying suspended sediment loads delivered to Cheney Reservoir, Kansas: Temporal patterns and management implications

Cheney Reservoir, constructed during 1962 to 1965, is the primary water supply for the city of Wichita, the largest city in Kansas. Sediment is an important concern for the reservoir as it degrades water quality and progressively decreases water storage capacity. Long-term data collection provided a unique opportunity to estimate the annual...

Stone, Mandy L.; Juracek, Kyle E.; Graham, Jennifer L.; Foster, Guy M.

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Estuarine bed-sediment-quality data collected in New Jersey and New York after Hurricane Sandy, 2013

This report describes a reconnaissance study of estuarine bed-sediment quality conducted June–October 2013 in New Jersey and New York after Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 to assess the extent of contamination and the potential long-term human and ecological impacts of the storm. The study, funded through the Disaster Relief Appropriations...

Fischer, Jeffrey M.; Phillips, Patrick J.; Reilly, Timothy J.; Focazio, Michael J.; Loftin, Keith A.; Benzel, William M.; Jones, Daniel K.; Smalling, Kelly L.; Fisher, Shawn C.; Fisher, Irene J.; Iwanowicz, Luke R.; Romanok, Kristin M.; Jenkins, Darkus E.; Bowers, Luke; Boehlke, Adam; Foreman, William T.; Deetz, Anna C.; Carper, Lisa G.; Imbrigiotta, Thomas E.; Birdwell, Justin E.

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Preliminary evaluation of an in vivo fluorometer to quantify algal periphyton biomass and community composition

The bbe-Moldaenke BenthoTorch (BT) is an in vivo fluorometer designed to quantify algal biomass and community composition in benthic environments. The BT quantifies total algal biomass via chlorophyll a (Chl-a) concentration and may differentiate among cyanobacteria, green algae, and diatoms based on pigment fluorescence. To...

Harris, Theodore D.; Graham, Jennifer L.
Harris, T.D. and Graham, J.L., 2015, Preliminary evaluation of an in vivo fluorometer to quantify algal periphyton biomass and community composition. Lake and Reservoir Management, 31:2, 127-133.

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The aging of America's reservoirs: In-reservoir and downstream physical changes and habitat implications

Reservoirs are important for various purposes including flood control, water supply, power generation, and recreation. The aging of America's reservoirs and progressive loss of water storage capacity resulting from ongoing sedimentation, coupled with increasing societal needs, will cause the social, economic, environmental, and political...

Juracek, Kyle E.

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Flood-inundation maps for Indian Creek and Tomahawk Creek, Johnson County, Kansas, 2014

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 6.4-mile upper reach of Indian Creek from College Boulevard to the confluence with Tomahawk Creek, a 3.9-mile reach of Tomahawk Creek from 127th Street to the confluence with Indian Creek, and a 1.9-mile lower reach of Indian Creek from the confluence with Tomahawk Creek to just beyond the Kansas/Missouri border...

Peters, Arin J.; Studley, Seth E.
Peters, A.J., and Studley, S.E., 2014, Flood-inundation maps for Indian Creek and Tomahawk Creek, Johnson County, Kansas, 2014 (ver. 1.1, January 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5202, 11 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145202.

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Occurrence and trends of selected nutrients, other chemical constituents, diatoms, and cyanobacteria in bottom sediment, Lake Maxinkuckee, northern Indiana

Bottom-sediment cores collected in 2013 were used to investigate the recent and predevelopment (pre-1863) occurrence of selected nutrients (total nitrogen and total phosphorus), carbon, 39 trace elements, diatoms, cyanobacterial akinetes, and 3 radionuclides in the bottom sediment of Lake Maxinkuckee, a kettle lake in northern Indiana. Total...

Juracek, Kyle E.
Juracek, K.E., 2015, Occurrence and trends of selected nutrients, other chemical constituents, diatoms, and cyanobacteria in bottom sediment, Lake Maxinkuckee, northern Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5199, 61 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145199.