Water quality of the Little Arkansas River and Equus Beds Aquifer before and concurrent with large-scale artificial recharge, south-central Kansas, 1995-2012

Fact Sheet 2015-3010
Prepared in cooperation with the City of Wichita, Kansas, as part of the Equus Beds Groundwater Recharge Project
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Abstract

This fact sheet describes baseline water quality of the Equus Beds aquifer and Little Arkansas River and water-quality effects of artificial recharge by the city of Wichita associated with Phase I (2007–present) of the Aquifer Storage and Recovery project. During 1995 through 2012, more than 8,800 surface water and groundwater water-quality samples were collected and analyzed for more than 400 compounds, including most of the compounds on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s primary drinking-water standards maximum contaminant level list and secondary drinkingwater regulations secondary maximum contaminant level list. Water-quality constituents of concern discussed in detail in this fact sheet are chloride, arsenic, total coliform bacteria, and atrazine. Sulfate, nitrate, iron, manganese, oxidation-reduction potential, and specific conductance also are constituents of concern and are discussed to a lesser extent.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water quality of the Little Arkansas River and Equus Beds Aquifer before and concurrent with large-scale artificial recharge, south-central Kansas, 1995-2012
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2015-3010
DOI 10.3133/fs20153010
Edition Version 1: Originally posted May 5, 2015; Version 1.1: May 6, 2015
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Kansas Water Science Center
Description 4 p.
Time Range Start 1995-01-01
Time Range End 2012-12-31
Country United States
State Kansas
Other Geospatial Little Arkansas River
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N