Hydrologic Conditions in Kansas, water year 2015

Fact Sheet 2016-3015



The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with Federal, State, and local agencies, maintains a long-term network of hydrologic monitoring sites in Kansas. In 2015, the network included about 200 real-time streamgages (hereafter referred to as “gages”), 12 real-time reservoir-level monitoring stations, and 30 groundwater-level monitoring wells. These data and associated analyses provide a unique overview of hydrologic conditions and help improve the understanding of Kansas’s water resources.

Real-time data are verified by the USGS throughout the year with regular measurements of streamflow, lake levels, and groundwater levels. These data are used in protecting life and property; and managing water resources for agricultural, industrial, public supply, ecological, and recreational purposes. Yearly hydrologic conditions are characterized by comparing statistical analyses of current and historical water year (WY) data for the period of record. A WY is the 12-month period from October 1 through September 30 and is designated by the year in which it ends.

Suggested Citation

May, M.R., 2016, Summary of hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3015, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163015.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Study Area

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Hydrologic Conditions in Kansas, water year 2015
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2016-3015
DOI 10.3133/fs20163015
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Kansas Water Science Center
Description 4 p.
Time Range Start 2014-10-01
Country United States
State Kansas
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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