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.
LAWRENCE — The Kansas Geological Survey received annual funding from the U.S. Geological Survey to advance its county geologic mapping program.
LAWRENCE — Hundreds of thousands of drilling records and rock cuttings, historical aerial photographs, and other resources housed at the Kansas Geological Survey provide valuable insight into the state's natural resources.
The Kansas Geological Survey has joined forces with private and public partners to help determine whether carbon dioxide from industrial sources can be safely and economically injected underground for long-term storage and to produce hard-to-reach oil.
Average groundwater levels in central and western Kansas held fairly steady during 2019 as annual precipitation rates were near to above average in much of the state, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey.
The KGS's Kansas Geologic Sample Repository in Wichita preserves rock cuttings recovered from boreholes and wells drilled as deep as 6,000 feet beneath the surface.
A simple and economical method used to evaluate a range of groundwater-related problems, from contamination to water-well deterioration, is the focus of a newly revised book by Kansas Geological Survey senior scientist Jim Butler.