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Open-File Report 2012–1055

Prepared in cooperation with the city of Wichita, Kansas

Protocols for Collection of Streamflow, Water-Quality, Streambed-Sediment, Periphyton, Macroinvertebrate, Fish, and Habitat Data to Describe Stream Quality for the Hydrobiological Monitoring Program, Equus Beds Aquifer Storage and Recovery Program, City of Wichita, Kansas

By Mandy L. Stone, Teresa J. Rasmussen, Trudy J. Bennett, Barry C. Poulton, and Andrew C. Ziegler

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The city of Wichita, Kansas uses the Equus Beds aquifer, one of two sources, for municipal water supply. To meet future water needs, plans for artificial recharge of the aquifer have been implemented in several phases. Phase I of the Equus Beds Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Program began with injection of water from the Little Arkansas River into the aquifer for storage and subsequent recovery in 2006. Construction of a river intake structure and surface-water treatment plant began as implementation of Phase II of the Equus Beds ASR Program in 2010.

An important aspect of the ASR Program is the monitoring of water quality and the effects of recharge activities on stream conditions. Physical, chemical, and biological data provide the basis for an integrated assessment of stream quality. This report describes protocols for collecting streamflow, water-quality, streambed-sediment, periphyton, macroinvertebrate, fish, and habitat data as part of the city of Wichita’s hydrobiological monitoring program (HBMP). Following consistent and reliable methods for data collection and processing is imperative for the long-term success of the monitoring program.

First posted April 17, 2012

For additional information contact:
Director, USGS Kansas Water Science Center
4821 Quail Crest Place
Lawrence, KS 66049
http://ks.water.usgs.gov

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Suggested citation:

Stone, M.L., Rasmussen, T.J., Bennett, T.J., Poulton, B.C., and Ziegler, A.C., 2012, Protocols for collection of streamflow, water-quality, streambed-sediment, periphyton, macroinvertebrate, fish, and habitat data to describe stream quality for the Hydrobiological Monitoring Program, Equus Beds Aquifer Storage and Recovery Program, city of Wichita, Kansas: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1055, 55 p.



Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Protocols

Water-Quality Sampling Protocols

Streambed-Sediment Sampling Protocols

Summary

References Cited

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Appendix 3


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