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Twenty years of water-quality studies in the Cheney Reservoir Watershed, Kansas, 1996-2016

March 31, 2017

Since 1996, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the City of Wichita, has done studies in the Cheney Reservoir watershed to understand environmental effects on water-quality conditions. Early studies (1996–2001) determined subwatershed sources of contaminants, nutrient and sediment loading to Cheney Reservoir, changes in reservoir sediment quality over time, and watershed sources of phosphorus. Later studies (2001–present) focused on nutrient and sediment concentrations and mass transport from the watershed; the presence of cyanobacteria, cyanotoxins, and taste-and-odor compounds in the reservoir; and development of regression models for real-time computations of water-quality constituents of interest that may affect drinking-water treatment. This fact sheet summarizes key results from studies done by the USGS during 1996–2016 in the Cheney Reservoir watershed and Cheney Reservoir.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2017
Title Twenty years of water-quality studies in the Cheney Reservoir Watershed, Kansas, 1996-2016
DOI 10.3133/fs20173019
Authors Jennifer L. Graham, Guy M. Foster, Ariele R. Kramer
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2017-3019
Index ID fs20173019
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Kansas Water Science Center