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Kansas Geological Survey Scientists Collaborate on Project to Identify Unmarked Graves in Local Cemetery

A joint project of the Kansas Geological Survey, Douglas County Historical Society’s Oak Hill Cemetery Program Committee, and Watkins Museum of History aims to uncover and memorialize the stories of hundreds of people interred in Oak Hill Cemetery’s potter’s field from the 1860s through the 1910s.

Kansas Geological Survey Scientist Receives Early Career Award

Sam Zipper, assistant scientist and geohydrologist at the Kansas Geological Survey, is the 2022 recipient of the Kohout Early Career Award from the Hydrogeology Division of the Geological Society of America.

Kansas Geological Survey Honors Outstanding Students

LAWRENCE—Four University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards in May from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), based in KU's West District.

Kansas Geological Survey Project Aims to Help Agricultural Communities Prepare for Risks of Climate Change in the Kansas River Basin and Eastern Great Plains

A new project based at the Kansas Geological Survey aims to help rural communities on the eastern Great Plains, including in eastern Kansas, manage agricultural and water resources today and prepare for potential risks posed by a changing climate.

Kansas Geological Survey Receives Grant to Study Critical Minerals Mining Potential in Region

The Kansas Geological Survey has been awarded $1.5 million dollars to study the feasibility of recovering minerals critical to advanced and defense manufacturing as well as the clean energy industry from coal deposits, associated rock layers, and legacy mining wastes.

Groundwater Levels Fall Across Western and Central Kansas

LAWRENCE — Average groundwater levels across western and central Kansas fell by more than a foot in 2021, with the greatest declines in the southwest portion of the state, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey.

Kansas Geological Survey to Study Social and Environmental Factors of Successful Groundwater Conservation Programs

Researchers at the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas have teamed with colleagues at three other institutions to investigate what makes some groundwater conservation programs more effective than others.

Kansas Geological Survey to Study Hydrogen Storage in Underground Salt Beds

As wind and solar operations supply an increasing share of the country's energy needs, a new project at the Kansas Geological Survey may help address the challenge of intermittent production from renewable sources.

Kansas Geological Survey to Study Interaction of Agriculture, Playas in Western Kansas

LAWRENCE — Shallow depressions that hold water from rainfall and runoff to create small temporary lakes called playas dot the western Great Plains. When full, they're transformed into mini-wetlands that are home to a variety of plants and wildlife not normally found in the region.

Groundwater Levels Fall in Central and Western Kansas

LAWRENCE — After three years of small increases, average groundwater levels in central and western Kansas dropped during 2020 as most of the area experienced abnormally dry conditions for much of the year, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey.

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