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Geologic Map for Lincoln County Now Available

Our new full-color geologic map of Lincoln County shows the type and age of rock layers at or near the surface in the north-central Kansas county.

Live Climate-Focused Podcast to Feature KGS Researcher

An interview with KGS postdoctoral researcher Malena Orduña Alegría will be featured in a live episode recording of the climate-themed podcast “The Sweaty Penguin.” “Understanding Water Use in Kansas” will take place at 5:30 p.m. March 25 in the Hawk’s Nest of the Kansas Union.

Groundwater Measurement Results Mixed in Western, South-Central Kansas

Preliminary groundwater level measurements compiled by the KGS show mixed results for western and south-central Kansas in 2023, with some areas in the northwest and west-central part of the state experiencing increases for the first time in three or more years.

KGS, State Agency to Measure Groundwater Levels in Western Kansas

A KGS crew and staff from three field offices of the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Division of Water Resources will be in western Kansas measuring groundwater levels the first week of January.

KGS Report Assesses Health of the High Plains Aquifer

A new publication from the Kansas Geological Survey assesses current conditions and trends in water levels and groundwater usage in the High Plains aquifer, the state’s most economically important groundwater resource.

KGS Scientist, Colleagues Receive $1.16 Million NSF Grant

A collaboration of scientists from six organizations, including the KGS, has received a $1.16 million grant from the National Science Foundation to implement and study the effects of a field safety, anti-harassment, and bystander intervention training certificate program.

In New Space Race, KGS Scientists Propose Geoarchaeology Can Aid in Preserving Space Heritage

Two KGS scientists and their colleagues have proposed a new scientific subfield: planetary geoarchaeology, the study of how cultural and natural processes on Earth’s moon, on Mars, and across the solar system may be altering, preserving, or destroying the material record of space exploration.

KU Scientist Receives Honorary Membership Award from International Organization

Evan K. Franseen is the recipient of the 2023 Honorary Membership Award from SEPM, the Society for Sedimentary Geology, for “excellence in professional achievement and extraordinary service to the Society.”

Geochemists at the University of Kansas Determine Age of the Dinosaur Utahraptor

Scientists from three state geological surveys determined that rocks in the Yellow Cat Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation — and the Utahraptor fossils found within — are 10 million years older than previously known. Earlier estimates put the age of the rocks and fossils at 125 million years old.

Survey Shows Geoscientists from Historically Excluded Groups More Likely to Experience Hostile, Discriminatory Behavior at Work

A first-of-its-kind workplace climate survey of earth and space scientists indicates that scientists of color, women, those with disabilities, and other groups historically excluded from geoscience careers are more likely to experience hostile and discriminatory behavior at work.

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