Science Programs in Kansas

General Information Product 175
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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is a non-regulatory Earth science agency within the Department of the Interior that provides impartial scientific information to describe and understand the health of our ecosystems and environment; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. The USGS cooperates with Federal, State, tribal, and local agencies in Kansas to deliver long-term data in real-time and interpretive reports describing what those data mean to the public and resource management agencies. USGS science programs in Kansas provide real-time groundwater monitoring at more than 19 locations; streamflow monitoring at more than 216 locations; water-quality and trends in the Little Arkansas and Kansas Rivers; inflows and outflows of sediment to/from reservoirs and in streams; harmful algal bloom research in the Kansas River, Milford Lake, and Cheney Reservoir; water-quantity and water-quality effects of artificial groundwater recharge for the Equus Beds Aquifer Storage and Recovery project near Wichita, Kansas; compilation of Kansas municipal and irrigation water-use data statewide; the occurrence, effects, and movement of environmental pesticides, antibiotics, algal toxins, and taste-and-odor compounds; and funding to the Kansas Water Resources Research Institute to further research and education through Kansas universities.

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Kramer, A.R., and Kelly, B.P., 2017, Science programs in Kansas (ver. 1.4, December 2022): U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 175, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2332-354X (online)

ISSN: 2332-3531 (print)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Science programs in Kansas
Series title General Information Product
Series number 175
DOI 10.3133/gip175
Edition Version 1.0: May 8, 2017; Version 1.1: October 19, 2017; Version 1.2: October 26, 2018; Version 1.3: October 15, 2019; Version 1.4: December 12, 2022
Year Published 2018
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
Online Only (Y/N) N
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