Water Resources and Geohydrology
We study the aquifers, rivers, and streams of Kansas to provide a sound scientific foundation for water planning and management in the state.
An accessible version of the documents on this site will be made available upon request. Please contact the KGS editor at email@example.com to request the document be made available in an accessible format.
The KGS has developed a variety of materials dedicated to providing information, data, and resources related to the High Plains aquifer.
The KGS has engaged in multiple research projects in the Arkansas River corridor over the past several decades to understand the distribution, fate, and transport of saline water and contaminants in the alluvial and High Plains aquifers.
In the spring and summer of 2018, the KGS established a network of observations wells in the Kansas River alluvial aquifer. The wells operate under the Kansas Index Well Program to provide continuously recorded water levels of the aquifer throughout the year.
Assessment of Groundwater Mineralization in the Upper Arkansas River Corridor, by D. O. Whittemore, E. C. Seybold, B. B. Wilson, J. J. Woods, and J. J. Butler, Jr.
High Plains Aquifer Index Well Program: 2021 Annual Report, by J.J. Butler Jr., D.O. Whittemore, E. Reboulet, S. Knobbe, B.B. Wilson, and G.C. Bohling
Western Kansas GMD1 maps, by John J. Woods and B. B. Wilson
Kansas River Alluvial Aquifer Index Well Program: June 2020 to May 2022 Report, by J. J. Butler, Jr., E. C. Reboulet, S. Knobbe, G. C. Bohling, D. O. Whittemore, J. Voss, and B. B. Wilson
Identifying Regime Shifts in the Arkansas River Near Larned, Kansas, by Ilinca Popescu, Sam Zipper, and Erin Seybold
Maintain Existing and Expand Kansas-Based Data Services to the National Groundwater Monitoring Network, by Brownie Wilson, Jim Butler, Ed Reboulet, and Steve Knobbe