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Water quality of streams in Johnson County, Kansas, 2002-07

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DOI: 10.1061/41036(342)460

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Abstract

Water quality of streams in Johnson County, Kansas was evaluated from October 2002 through December 2007 in a cooperative study between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program. Water quality at 42 stream sites, representing urban and rural basins, was characterized by evaluating benthic macroinvertebrates, water (discrete and continuous data), and/or streambed sediment. Point and nonpoint sources and transport were described for water-quality constituents including suspended sediment, dissolved solids and major ions, nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), indicator bacteria, pesticides, and organic wastewater and pharmaceutical compounds. The information obtained from this study is being used by city and county officials to develop effective management plans for protecting and improving stream quality. This fact sheet summarizes important results from three comprehensive reports published as part of the study and available on the World Wide Web at http://ks.water.usgs.gov/Kansas/studies/qw/joco/. ?? 2009 ASCE.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Water quality of streams in Johnson County, Kansas, 2002-07
ISBN:
9780784410363
DOI:
10.1061/41036(342)460
Volume
342
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009 - World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers
First page:
4581
Last page:
4589
Number of Pages:
9
Conference Title:
World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers
Conference Location:
Kansas City, MO
Conference Date:
17 May 2009 through 21 May 2009