May through July 2015 storm event effects on suspended-sediment loads, sediment trapping efficiency, and storage capacity of John Redmond Reservoir

Fact Sheet 2016-3035
Prepared in cooperation with the Kansas Water Office, and funded in part through the State Water Plan Fund
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Abstract

The Neosho River and its primary tributary, the Cottonwood River, are the main sources of inflow to John Redmond Reservoir in east-central Kansas. Storm events during May through July 2015 caused large inflows of water and sediment into the reservoir. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Kansas Water Office, and funded in part through the Kansas State Water Plan Fund, computed the suspended-sediment inflows to, and trapping efficiency of, John Redmond Reservoir during May through July 2015. This fact sheet summarizes the quantification of suspended-sediment loads to and from the reservoir during May through July 2015 storm events and describes reservoir sediment trapping efficiency and effects on water-storage capacity.

Suggested Citation

Foster, G.M., and King, L.R., 2016, May through July 2015 storm event effects on suspended-sediment loads, sediment trapping efficiency, and storage capacity of John Redmond Reservoir: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3035, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163035.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Approach
  • Streamflow
  • Suspended-Sediment Loads
  • Sediment Trapping Efficiency
  • Effect on Reservoir Storage Capacity
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title May through July 2015 storm event effects on suspended-sediment loads, sediment trapping efficiency, and storage capacity of John Redmond Reservoir
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2016-3035
DOI 10.3133/fs20163035
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Kansas Water Science Center
Description 4 p
Country United States
State Kansas
Other Geospatial Cottonwood River watershed, John Redmond Reservoir, Upper Neosho watershed
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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