The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is a non-regulatory Earth science agency within the Department of the Interior that provides impartial scientific information to describe and understand the health of our ecosystems and environment; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. The USGS cooperates with Federal, State, tribal, and local agencies in Kansas to deliver long-term data in real-time and interpretive reports describing what those data mean to the public and resource management agencies. USGS science programs in Kansas provide real-time groundwater monitoring at more than 19 locations; streamflow monitoring at more than 216 locations; water-quality and trends in the Little Arkansas and Kansas Rivers; inflows and outflows of sediment to/from reservoirs and in streams; harmful algal bloom research in the Kansas River, Milford Lake, and Cheney Reservoir; water-quantity and water-quality effects of artificial groundwater recharge for the Equus Beds Aquifer Storage and Recovery project near Wichita, Kansas; compilation of Kansas municipal and irrigation water-use data statewide; the occurrence, effects, and movement of environmental pesticides, antibiotics, algal toxins, and taste-and-odor compounds; and funding to the Kansas Water Resources Research Institute to further research and education through Kansas universities.
Kramer, A.R., and Kelly, B.P., 2018, Science programs in Kansas (ver. 1.2, October 2018): U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 175, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip175.
ISSN: 2332-354X (online)
ISSN: 2332-3531 (print)
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Science programs in Kansas|
|Series title||General Information Product|
|Edition||Version 1.0: Originally posted May 8, 2017; Version 1.1: October 19, 2017; Version 1.2: October 26, 2018|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Kansas Water Science Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|