Lower Missouri River Water Quality Model for Evaluating Flow Alterations
A modified version of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) one-dimensional (longitudinal) stream water quality model, QUAL2E, was applied to the lower Missouri River to evaluate...

History of Water Power on the Kansas River

Haunted by the Past
Given the legacy of the construction of the Missouri Valley Water Tunnel in the 1920s—eight deaths and numerous injuries—it's no wonder that safety was foremost in the minds...

A Dome To Remember
Under intense pressure from all sides, a trio of engineering and architectural firms working in San Antonio, Tex., turned the political coal of a stadium everyone wanted to build (but...

Coal-Gas Conundrum
Manufactured gas from coal brought streetlights and clean cooking fuel to the late Victorian era, but a hundred years later their legacy isn't quite so beneficial. Investigators...

Taming Tornado Alley
Some structures—such as nuclear power plants—need complete protection from tornadoes regardless of the high costs of design and construction. Public facilities need protection too, but...

Assessing the Reliability of the Water Supply to a Closed Basin Wetlands
In many reports, it has been predicted that the loss of the Cheyenne Bottoms as a wetlands area would have an adverse effect on a great deal of the North American migratory shore bird...

Water Reuse to Gain Water Rights for Hays, Kansas

Natural Salt Pollution in the Brazos River Basin
Water quality in several major river basins in the Southwestern United States is seriously degraded by natural salt contamination. The salt originates from geologic formations underlying...

The Chicago-Kansas City Tollway: Lessons for Future Projects and Policy
The paper discusses an innovative mixed public-private financing plan and implementation plan for an investor-owned toll road connecting Chicago and Kansas City. The two plans utilize...

Transmission Losses, Flood Peaks, and Groundwater Recharge
Abstractions of streamflow in ephemeral stream channels from infiltration in the channel beds and banks are called transmission losses. These losses are important because water is 'lost'...

A Reservoir Yield Evaluation in an Arid Climate
Yield calculations rarely can be more accurate than roughly plus or minus twenty percent. The same uncertainty is dramatically greater in arid climates where the average annual runoff...

Estimating Maximum Sustainable Instream Flow During Drought in the Lower Kansas River Basin

Evaluation of a 50-Year Old Barge Dock on the Missouri River
The installation of a large crane on an existing barge dock on the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kansas required an evaluation of the dock system stability. The dock was constructed of...

Partnership in Environmental Design for Brush Creek Flood Control
Brush Creek drains a highly urbanized area in metropolitan Kansas City. A large physical model was used to develop a channel modification design for flood control. The Parks and Recreation...

Water Assurance Districts: A New Concept in Local Government
Society has long utilized local governmental units to implement numerous water management functions. This paper discusses a new and relatively unique local organizational structure now...

Methods in Determining Crop Water Usage
A study was conducted to evaluate different methods of measuring soil moisture and crop water usage in Southwest Kansas. Soil moisture readings taken by the neutron gauge were verified...

Instrumentation for a Dry-Pond Detention Study
A 12.3-acre, fully urbanized, residential land-use catchment was instrumented by the U. S. Geological Survey in Topeka, Kansas. Hydraulic instrumentation for flow measurement includes...

Load-Detention Efficiencies in a Dry-Pond Basin
Inflow and outflow to a dry-pond detention basin in Topeka, Kansas, were monitored for 19 storms during a 14-month period. Samples of runoff were collected automatically at two inflow...

Bureau of Reclamation's High Plains States Ground Water Recharge Program
The Bureau of Reclamation is conducting a two-phase program to demonstrate the feasibility of recharging declining aquifers in the 17 western states. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS),...

 

 

 

 

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