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Quality of Streams in Johnson County, Kansas, 2002-07

Fact Sheet 2008-3090

Prepared in cooperation with the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program
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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/ .

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Quality of Streams in Johnson County, Kansas, 2002-07
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2008-3090
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2008
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Kansas Water Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Time Range Start:
2002-10-01
Time Range End:
2007-12-31
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N