Twenty years of water-quality studies in the Cheney Reservoir Watershed, Kansas, 1996-2016

Fact Sheet 2017-3019
Prepared in cooperation with the City of Wichita, Kansas
By: , and 

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Abstract

Since 1996, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the City of Wichita, has done studies in the Cheney Reservoir watershed to understand environmental effects on water-quality conditions. Early studies (1996–2001) determined subwatershed sources of contaminants, nutrient and sediment loading to Cheney Reservoir, changes in reservoir sediment quality over time, and watershed sources of phosphorus. Later studies (2001–present) focused on nutrient and sediment concentrations and mass transport from the watershed; the presence of cyanobacteria, cyanotoxins, and taste-and-odor compounds in the reservoir; and development of regression models for real-time computations of water-quality constituents of interest that may affect drinking-water treatment. This fact sheet summarizes key results from studies done by the USGS during 1996–2016 in the Cheney Reservoir watershed and Cheney Reservoir.

Suggested Citation

Graham, J.L., Foster, G.M., and Kramer, A.R., 2017, Twenty years of water-quality studies in the Cheney Reservoir watershed, Kansas, 1996–2016: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3019, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173019.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Watershed Studies
  • Total Phosphorus
  • Suspended Sediment
  • Reservoir Studies
  • Ongoing Activities
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Twenty years of water-quality studies in the Cheney Reservoir Watershed, Kansas, 1996-2016
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2017-3019
DOI 10.3133/fs20173019
Year Published 2017
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 Cheney Reservoir
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y