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Baseline data-collection and quality-control protocols and procedures for the Equus beds ground-water recharge demonstration project near Wichita, Kansas, 1995-96

Open-File Report 97-235

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Abstract

The Equus Beds Ground-Water Recharge Demonstration Project is being conducted from 1995 through 1999 as part of the High Plains States Groundwater Recharge Demonstration Program to determine if recharge of the Equus beds aquifer in south-central Kansas is a viable alternative in meeting the increased demands for water in this rapidly growing part of the State. As part of the demonstration project, protocols and procedures were developed for the collection of baseline hydrologic and water-quality data from September 1995 through September 1996 and are described in this report. During this initial phase of the demonstration project, 33 data-collection sites were identified and instrumented, and an aquifer test at one site was conducted to determine transmissivity, specific yield, hydraulic conductivity, and riverbed conductance of the Equus beds aquifer in the area northwest of Wichita, Kansas. Selected water-quality samples were analyzed for as many as 340 chemical constituents to determine the baseline or ambient concentrations of inorganic and orgainc constituents.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Baseline data-collection and quality-control protocols and procedures for the Equus beds ground-water recharge demonstration project near Wichita, Kansas, 1995-96
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
97-235
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1997
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey ; Information Services [distributor],
Description:
iv, 57 p. :ill., map ;28 cm.