Continuous Real-Time Water Information—A Vital Kansas Asset

Fact Sheet 060-03
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Continuous real-time information on streams, lakes, and ground water is a vital Kansas asset that can safeguard lives and property and ensures adequate water resources for a healthy State economy. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) operates more than 190 water-monitoring stations that keep watch on Kansas streams, lakes, and ground water. The majority of these stations are jointly funded in partnerships with local, tribal, State, or other Federal agencies. The USGS real-time water-monitoring network provides long-term, accurate, and unbiased information that meets the needs of many customers. Whether the customer is a water-management or water-quality agency, an emergency planner, a power or navigational official, a farmer, a canoeist, or a fisherman, all can benefit from the continuous real-time 2003 water information gathered by the USGS and made available on the World Wide Web at URL:

Suggested Citation

Combs, L.J., Putnam, J.E., and Ziegler, A.C., 2003, Continuous real-time water information—A vital Kansas asset: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 060–03, 4 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Continuous Real-Time Data
  • Uses of Continuous Real-Time Water Information
  • From the Real World to Your Computer Screen
  • Kansas and the People Benefit
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Continuous real-time water information—A vital Kansas asset
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 060-03
DOI 10.3133/fs06003
Year Published 2003
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 3 p.
Country United States
State Kansas
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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