Eighty Years of Cooperative Water Science

General Information Product 174
Prepared in cooperation with the City of Wichita, Kansas



The Equus Beds aquifer in south-central Kansas is a primary water source for the city of Wichita. The Equus Beds aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) project was developed to help the city of Wichita meet increasing current and future demands. The Equus Beds ASR project is a recent part of an 80-year cooperative water science effort with the city of Wichita. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Kansas Water Science Center characterizes river and aquifer water-quality and quantity and evaluates changes that may or may not be related to ASR. The USGS data are used by the city of Wichita to make informed management decisions, satisfy regulatory requirements, and serve as a baseline to detect any subsequent changes that may be related to ASR.

Suggested Citation

Stone, M.L., 2017, Eighty years of cooperative water science (ver. 1.1, October 2019): U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 174, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip174.

ISSN: 2332-354X (online)

ISSN: 2332-3531 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Why the Equus Beds Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Project?
  • History of Wichita Water-Supply Development and USGS/City of Wichita Cooperatively Funded Studies
  • Role of USGS Science in Managed Aquifer Recharge
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Eighty years of cooperative water science
Series title General Information Product
Series number 174
DOI 10.3133/gip174
Edition Version 1.0: May 9, 2017; Version 1.1: October 15, 2019
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Kansas Water Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State Kansas
County Wichita County
Other Geospatial Equus Beds Aquifer
Online Only (Y/N) N
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