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Kansas River, Bonner Springs to mouth - Degradation of channel

January 1, 1967

This report has been prepared at the request of the Kansas Water Resources Board under provisions of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey dated July 1, 1966, for water-resources investigations.

The Kansas Water Resources Board has been advised of a recent serious degradation of the low-water channel of the lower Kansas River below Bonner Springs and has requested information on the following: (1) magnitude of change in regimen of the stream, (2) causes for the change including sand removal, change in sediment load, or change in the regimen of the Missouri River downstream, and (3) future change.

The requested information, presented herein, is based on the streamflow, stage, and sediment data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey; stage, sediment, and profile data collected by the U.S. Corps of Engineers; and sand removal data provided by the State of Kansas. -Photographs of the reach are shown in plates 1 and 2, and locations of the various features are shown in figure 1.

Publication Year 1967
Title Kansas River, Bonner Springs to mouth - Degradation of channel
DOI 10.3133/ofr6793
Authors L.W. Furness, C.D. Albert, R. B. Leonard
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 67-93
Index ID ofr6793
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Kansas Water Science Center