Hydrologic Conditions in Kansas, Water Year 2020

Fact Sheet 2021-3045



The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with Federal, State, and local agencies, maintains a long-term network of hydrologic monitoring stations in Kansas. This network included 219 real-time streamgages, 12 real-time reservoir-level monitoring stations, and 20 groundwater monitoring stations in water year (WY) 2020. A WY is a 12-month period from October 1 to September 30 and is designated by the calendar year in which it ends. Real-time data are verified by U.S. Geological Survey personnel throughout the year with regular measurements of streamflow, lake levels, and groundwater levels. Hydrologic data collected in real time aid in the understanding of, and decisions made involving, water resources of Kansas. Hydrologic conditions are assessed annually by comparing statistical analyses of current and past WY data for the period of record. The monitoring of hydrologic conditions in Kansas can provide critical information to meet several needs including water-resources management, protection of life and property, reservoir operations, agricultural practices, public supply, ecological assessments, and industrial and recreational purposes.

Suggested Citation

Davis, C., 2021, Hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2020: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3045, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213045.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Preceding Conditions and Precipitation
  • Drainage Basin Runoff and Streamflow Conditions
  • Reservoirs
  • Summary
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2020
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2021-3045
DOI 10.3133/fs20213045
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Kansas Water Science Center
Description 6 p.
Country United States
State Kansas
Online Only (Y/N) N
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