Summary of hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2016

Fact Sheet 2017-3020



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. Real-time data are collected at 216 streamgage sites and are verified throughout the year with regular measurements of streamflow made by USGS personnel. Annual assessments of hydrologic conditions are made 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 calendar year in which the period ends. Long-term monitoring of hydrologic conditions in Kansas provides critical information for water-supply management, flood forecasting, reservoir operations, irrigation scheduling, bridge and culvert design, ecological monitoring, and many other uses.

Suggested Citation

Louen, J.M., 2017, Summary of hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3020, 4 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Statewide Overview
  • Streamflow Conditions
  • Drainage Basin Runoff
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Summary of hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2016
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2017-3020
DOI 10.3133/fs20173020
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
Online Only (Y/N) N
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