Hydrologic Conditions in Kansas, Water Year 2021

Fact Sheet 2022-3071



The U.S. Geological Survey maintains a network of hydrologic monitoring stations across Kansas in cooperation with Federal, State, Tribal, and local agencies. During water year 2021, this network included 230 real-time surface water data collection sites, referred to as “streamgages.” A water year is the 12-month period from October 1 through September 30 and is designated by the calendar year in which it ends. These real-time data are routinely collected and calibrated by U.S. Geological Survey personnel via regular measurements of streamflow and water levels. Analyses of these data provide an understanding of hydrologic conditions in the State critical to the management of water resources, industrial and agricultural uses, protection of life and property during flooding, operation of reservoirs, recreation, and other activities.

Suggested Citation

Puls, K.A., 2022, Hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2021: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2022–3071, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20223071.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Streamflow Conditions and Drainage Basin Runoff
  • Statewide Precipitation and Drought Conditions
  • Reservoirs
  • Summary
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2021
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2022-3071
DOI 10.3133/fs20223071
Year Published 2022
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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