Perceiving Toxic Chemicals in Fishing Environments
The perception of toxic chemicals in the fishing environments by anglers was examined in Kansas and Michigan. The main findings of the study were: 1) There appears to be a small, but significant...

Hydrologic Design Criteria for Dams with Equal Reliability
Appropriateness of design criteria which require using the same Antecedent Moisture Condition (AMC) throughout Kansas for sizing dams and emergency spillways was examined. AMC values which...

High Plains States Groundwater Recharge Program
The Bureau of Reclamation is conducting a 2-phase program to demonstrate the feasibility of recharging declining aquifers in the 17 Western States. The U. S. Geological Survey, Environmental...

KSLAD: A Traffic Accident Data Analysis Program
Originally developed to run within the dBASE III (tm) operating environment, Kansas Local Accidents Database (KSLAD) has since been upgraded to operate under dBASE III Plus (tm). Work...

Power from the Incineration of Wastewater Sludge
The City of Kansas City, Kansas recently completed an upgrading of their existing primary treatment and sludge handling system in preparation for the addition of a high purity oxygen activated...

Stormwater Management in Kansas
This paper evaluates the current stormwater management practices of Kansas cities. This evaluation is based on a survey of all Kansas cities with populations over 10,000. Issues examined...

Characteristics of Intense Storms in Kansas
This paper examines point-rainfall characteristics of intense storms in Kansas. Hourly rainfall records were analyzed for 1006 intense storms selected from some 1800 station-years of data....

Optimal Weekly Operation of a System of Three Multipurpose Reservoirs
Marion, Council Grove, and John Redmond Lakes located in the Upper Neosho-Cottonwood River basin are an integral part of the State Water Marketing Program of Kansas. In addition to water...

The Hyatt Decision: Two Opinions—The Attorney/Engineers Speak
On the grounds of gross negligence, misconduct and fraudulent misrepresentation, Administrative Law Judge James B. Deutsch recommended that the licenses for the Kansas City Hyatt be revoked...

Rationalizing Land Records, Mapping, Planning
The way land records are kept and used in cities and counties is outmoded. The same is true for base mapping and land use planning. The computer is helping streamline all three, as is...

Groundwater Management Districts in Kansas
This paper deals with the management of groundwater in Kansas through the statutory mechanism of the groundwater management district (called a GMD in this paper). A description of the...

Agricultural Water Use Efficiency and Water Supply
Effects of improved agricultural practices on non-irrigated areas were determined in a 4000-mi**2 drainage area above Milford Reservoir in Kansas, by use of a continuous computer simulation...

Assessment of Water-Shortage Risks Under Various Use Options for Cedar Bluff Reservoir
Cedar Bluff Reservoir is located on the Smoky Hill River near Arnold, Kansas, with a drainage area of 5,530 mi**2. The reservoir was originally built for flood control, irrigation and...

Watershed Research at Konza—Tallgrass Prairie
The Konza Prairie Research Natural Area is the only tallgrass prairie site in the network of Long-Term Ecological Research sites. Watershed research at Konza is designed to assist in increasing...

Type C Fly Ash and Clay Stabilization
Because the soils onsite have a high swell potential, a 37 foot high retaining wall was designed with counterforts and was supported by pier foundations to limestone. In order to reduce...

Dimensions of Modern and Relict Meander Loops of Selected Rivers in Kansas and Nebraska

Channel Migration on the Kansas River

Building Failures: Design Problems and Solutions
A Building Failures conference of the Engineering Foundation dissected the problems leading to failures and recommended ways to reduce failures. This article discusses value engineering,...

Plunge Pool Erosion in Cohesive Soils at Two Dams in Kansas
Results of a field study of two plunge pools scoured by horizontal pipe outlets discharging on cohesive channels are analyzed. Formulas for critical tractive shear stress based on plasticity...

Passive-Intake System for a Shallow Sand-Bed River
The Jeffrey Energy Center draws its cooling water make-up from the Kansas River near Belvue, Kansas. At this site, the Kansas River is a shallow sand-bed river of constantly changing bottom...

 

 

 

 

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