Water-resources investigations in Kansas; fiscal year 1978

Open-File Report 79-561
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Hydrologic investigations in Kansas during fiscal year 1978 consisted of collecting and analyzing data to assess the State 's water resources, describe the framework of hydrologic systems , and provide quantity and quality of water data for optimum development and management. Surface-water studies were made to analyze long-term records of streamflow, basin and stream-channel characteristics, relations of rainfall and runoff , frequency of low flows and floods, interrelation of ground and surface water, and the effects of stream regulation on the quantity, quality, and availability of water supplies. Geohydrologic studies were made to determine the source, availability, quantity, and quality of water in the principal aquifers; evaluate long-range effects of irrigation, industrial, and municipal withdrawals; determine the potential for storage of liquid wastes; and prepare digital models for evaluating plans of aquifer development and management. Water-quality studies were made to define the physical, chemical, and biological character of surface and ground water; the origin transport, and character of solutes and sediment in streams; the areal and temporal changes in water quality; and the suitability of water for municipal, industrial and agricultural use.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water-resources investigations in Kansas; fiscal year 1978
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 79-561
DOI 10.3133/ofr79561
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Kansas Water Science Center
Description iv, 85 p.
Country United States
State Kansas
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