Activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in Kansas include the systematic collection and analysis of data to describe the framework of hydrologic systems, assess the water resources, define existing or potential problems in the quantity or quality of water, and provide information for optimum development and management of resources. Streamflow studies are made to determine availability of supplies and relations to rainfall runoff, urbanization, flood frequencies, and sediment-transport. Ground-water studies are made to determine the quantity of supplies available in aquifer systems, the effects of natural or artificial contamination, and the effects of withdrawals by irrigation, industrial, and municipal supplies. Water-quality studies are made to define physical, chemical, and biological characteristics in streams and principal aquifers, and to evaluate the chemical changes due to urbanization and surface mining.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Water-resources investigations of the U.S. Geological Survey in Kansas; fiscal years 1979 and 1980|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Contributing office(s)||Kansas Water Science Center|