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Eighty years of cooperative water science

May 9, 2017

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 Wichita. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Kansas Water Science Center characterizes river and aquifer water-quality and quantity and evaluates changes that may or may not be related to ASR. The USGS data are used by the city of Wichita to make informed management decisions, satisfy regulatory requirements, and serve as a baseline to detect any subsequent changes that may be related to ASR.

Publication Year 2017
Title Eighty years of cooperative water science
DOI 10.3133/gip174
Authors Mandy L. Stone
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title General Information Product
Series Number 174
Index ID gip174
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Kansas Water Science Center