Directory of contents
This atlas has been prepared by the Kansas Geological Survey with the initial components developed under a contract with the Kansas Water Office for a High Plains Aquifer Evaluation study. Work is ongoing, and will result in additions to the atlas and possibly modifications to existing sections. The sections listed below are considered final, and include the contents of Kansas Geological Survey Educational Series 14. They are also available, with additional components, as Kansas Geological Survey Open-File Report 2000-29.
Additional products of the Kansas Water Office contract include sections on statewide water resource issues that extend beyond the High Plains aquifer: information on surface water reliability and quality and on the aquifers of eastern Kansas are accessible through the Other Kansas Water Resources section at the bottom of this page.
While every effort has been made to ensure that the atlas is accurate and informative, it is not appropriate for use in local, detailed, or highly quantitative analyses. It does not have official or regulatory status, and should not be used in place of maps that have been subject to technical review and/or official adoption.
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(Authors and contributors are listed in each section)
|Surface Water in Kansas and its Interactions with Ground Water|
|Aquifers of the High Plains Region|
|Predevelopment Saturated Thickness|
|Current Saturated Thickness|
|Change in Saturated Thickness|
|Water in Storage|
|Groundwater Availability and Accessibility Provinces|
|Regional Groundwater Quality Provinces|
|Estimated Annual Groundwater Recharge|
|Current Maximum Authorized Use|
|Kansas Irrigation Systems and Cropping Trends|
|Percent of Authorized Quantity Used|
|Estimated Usable Lifetime|
|Changes in Use Necessary for Sustainability|
|Supplementary and Technical Appendices|
|Aquifer Types and Terminology|
|Bedrock Data Sources and Data Processing Methods|
|Saturated Thickness -- Concepts and Measurement|
|Groundwater Storage and Flow|
|Water Table Drawdown and Well Pumping|
|Estimated History of Decline in Saturated Thickness|
|In-Stream Water Resources and Historic Achievement of Minimum Desirable Streamflows (MDS)|
|Preliminary Analysis of Potential Groundwater Supplies|
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