Open-File Reports

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These reports are concerned with water and water resources in Kansas and have been placed online. A complete listing of KGS open-file reports can be viewed using the KGS List of Open File Reports

2014

2014-1
High Plains Aquifer Index Well Program: 2013 Annual Report, by J.J. Butler, Jr., D.O. Whittemore, E. Reboulet, R.L. Stotler, G.C. Bohling, J.C. Olson, and B.B. Wilson

2013

2013-1
High Plains Aquifer Index Well Program: 2012 Annual Report, by J.J. Butler, Jr., D.O. Whittemore, G.C. Bohling, E. Reboulet, R.L. Stotler, and B.B. Wilson

2012

2012-1
Distribution and Change in Salinity in the Equus Beds Aquifer in the Burrton Intensive Groundwater Use Control Area, by Donald O. Whittemore
2012-2
High Plains Aquifer Calibration Monitoring Well Program: Fifth Year Progress Report, by J. J. Butler, Jr., R. L. Stotler, D. O. Whittemore, E. Reboulet, G. C. Bohling, and B. B. Wilson
2012-3
Ground-Water Model for Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 3: Future Scenarios, by Gaisheng Liu, Brownie Wilson, Donald O. Whittemore, and James J. Butler, Jr.
2012-16
Statistical and Geostatistical Analysis of the Kansas High Plains Water-Table Elevations, 2012 Measurement Campaign, by Geoffrey Bohling and Brownie Wilson
2012-18
A thousand years of drought and climatic variability in Kansas: Implications for water resources management, by Anthony L. Layzell
2012-21
Geochemical Identification of Saline Water from an Irrigation Well in North-central Stafford County, Kansas, by Donald O. Whittemore

2011

2011-2
Hydraulic Tomography and High-Resolution Slug Testing to Determine Hydraulic Conductivity Distributions--Final Report, by Carl D. McElwee, Brett R. Engard, Brian J. Wachter, Shane A. Lyle, John Healey, and J. F. Devlin
2011-4
High Plains Aquifer Calibration Monitoring Well Program: Fourth Year Progress Report, by R. Stotler, J.J. Butler, Jr., R.W. Buddemeier, G.C. Bohling, S. Comba, W. Jin, E. Reboulet, D.O. Whittemore, and B.B. Wilson
2011-16
Statistical and Geostatistical Analysis of the Kansas High Plains Water-Table Elevations, 2011 Measurement Campaign, by Geoffrey Bohling and Brownie Wilson

2010

2010-3
High Plains Aquifer Calibration Monitoring Well Program: Third Year Progress Report, by R.W. Buddemeier, R. Stotler, J.J. Butler, Jr., W. Jin, K. Beeler, E. Reboulet, P.A. Macfarlane, S. Kreitzer, D.O. Whittemore, G.C. Bohling, and B.B. Wilson
2010-18
Ground-Water Model for Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 3, by Gaisheng Liu, Brownie Wilson, Donald Whittemore, Wei Jin, and James Butler, Jr

2009

2009-4
Recent MODFLOW developments for groundwater modeling, by Ashok KC and Marios Sophocleous
2009-18
Aquifer Storage and Recovery and the Lower Republican River Valley, Kansas, by Marios Sophocleous
2009-20
Impacts of Ground-water Pumping and Stream Diversions on Streamflow, Supplement to KGS Open-file Report 2008-20, by Brownie Wilson, Gaisheng Liu, Don Whittemore, and James Butler, Jr.

2008

2008-1
Hydraulic Tomography and High-Resolution Slug Testing to Determine Hydraulic Conductivity Distributions--Year 3, by Carl D. McElwee, Rick Devlin, and Brian Wachter
2008-4
Water-Quality Effects of Stormwater Runoff into Sand Pits on Ground Water in Sedgwick County, Kansas: Phase II--Kingston Cove and Pine Bay Pits, and Comparison with Phase I Results, by Donald O. Whittemore
2008-11
Review and Analysis of Chemical Data for the Maize Ground-Water Pit/Detention Pond for Stormwater Runoff Storage, by Donald O. Whittemore
2008-13
Ground-water Assessment in Association with Salt-cedar Control--Report on Phase Two Activities, by James J. Butler, Jr., Gerard J. Kluitenberg, and Donald O. Whittemore
2008-20
Smoky Hill River Valley Ground-water Model, by Brownie Wilson, Gaisheng Liu, Don Whittemore, and James Butler, Jr.
2008-23
Hydraulic Tomography and High-Resolution Slug Testing to Determine Hydraulic Conductivity Distributions--Year 4, by Brian Wachter, Carl D. McElwee, and J.F. Devlin
2008-29
High Plains Aquifer Calibration Monitoring Well Program: Year 2 Progress Report, by D.P. Young, R.W. Buddemeier, J.J. Butler, Jr., W. Jin, D.O. Whittemore, E. Reboulet, and B.B. Wilson, with contributions by J. Munson
2008-30
Geochemical Identification of Saltwater Source Affecting Water at the Weber Study Site in Russell County, Kansas, by Donald O. Whittemore
2008-31
Use of the Nitrogen-15 Natural Abundance Method to Identify Potential Sources of Nitrate-N Contamination in Ground Water Utilized by Rural Water District #7, Leavenworth County, Kansas, by Margaret Townsend
2008-32
Summer 2006 stable isotopic and plant physiological measurements from Plots 1 and 3 of the Ashland Research Site, by Jesse B. Nippert, Scott E. Spal and Joy K. Ward

2007

2007-1
Ground-Water Levels in Kansas, by Blake B. Wilson
2007-3 (PDF file)
Hydrologic Responses to Pumping in the Upper Arkansas Basin and Effects of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, by D.O. Whittemore
2007-4
Bedrock Surface and Aquifer Properties of the Alluvial Valleys of the Upper North and South Forks of the Solomon River Basin, Kansas, by David P. Young, Donald O. Whittemore, and Blake B. Wilson
2007-5
Hydraulic Tomography and High-Resolution Slug Testing to Determine Hydraulic Conductivity Distributions--Year 2, by Brett R. Engard, Carl D. McElwee, Rick Devlin, Brian Wachter, and Benjamin Ramaker
2007-9
Water-Quality Effects of Stormwater Runoff into Sand Pits on Ground Water in Sedgwick County, Kansas: Phase I--Barefoot Bay, Ridge Port, Moorings, and Cropland Pits, by Donald O. Whittemore
2007-13
Use of the Nitrogen-15 Natural Abundance Method and Other Chemical Tracers to Identify Nitrate Sources at Lincolnville, Kansas, by Margaret Townsend
2007-14
Fate of Nitrate Beneath Fields Irrigated with Treated Wastewater in Ford County, Kansas, by Marios Sophocleous, Margaret Townsend, Tom Willson, Fred Vocasek, John Zupancic
2007-15
The Water Information Storage and Retrieval Database (WISARD, a.k.a., WIZARD) Web Site User Manual, by John Woods and Brownie Wilson
2007-20
The Southeast Kansas Ozark Aquifer Water Supply Program--Phase 2 Project Results, by P. Allen Macfarlane
2007-25
Treated Wastewater and Nitrate Transport Beneath Irrigated Fields near Dodge City, Kansas, by Marios Sophocleous, Liwang Ma, Margaret Townsend, Fred Vocasek, Ashok KC, John Willson, and David Schuette
2007-28
Distribution of the Permeable Fraction and Practical Saturated Thickness in the Ogallala Portion of the High Plains Aquifer in the Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District 3, by P. Allen Macfarlane and Nicholas Schneider
2007-30
High Plains Aquifer Calibration Monitoring Well Program: Year 1 Progress Report on Well Installation and Aquifer Response, by D.P. Young, R.W. Buddemeier, D.O. Whittemore, and E. Reboulet
2007-32
Statistical and Geostatistical Analysis of the Kansas High Plains Water Table Elevations, 2007 Measurement Campaign, by Geoffrey Bohling and Brownie Wilson

2006

2006-20
Statistical and Geostatistical Analysis of the Kansas High Plains Water-Table Elevations, 2006 Measurement Campaign, by Geoffrey C. Bohling and Blake B. Wilson

2005

2005-5
The Impact of Stream-Aquifer Interactions on Ground-Water Quality in the Alluvial Aquifer of the Middle Arkansas River, by D.O. Whittemore, J.J. Butler, Jr., J.M. Healey, S.E. McKay, M.S. Aufman, and R. Brauchler
2005-6
Statistical and Geostatistical Analysis of the Kansas High Plains Water Table Elevations, 2005 Measurement Campaign, by Geoffrey C. Bohling and Blake B. Wilson
2005-8
Maps of saturated thickness (2003-2005), change in water table (2000-2005) and estimated usable liefetime of the High Plains Aquifer in Kansas, by Blake B. Wilson
2005-10
Mathematical Derivations of Semianalytical Solutions for Pumping-Induced Drawdown and Stream Depletion in a Leaky Aquifer System, by Xiaoyong Zhan and James J. Butler, Jr.
2005-11
Geophysical Techniques Applied to a Stream-Aquifer System, by J.M. Healey, G.P. Tsoflias, D.W. Steeples, P. Vincent, S.D. Sloan, J. Blair, and C.D. McElwee
2005-12
Delineating Hydraulic Conductivity with Direct-push Electrical Conductivity and High-resolution Slug Testing, by J.M. Healey, C.D. McElwee, and B. Engard
2005-15
The Southeast Kansas Ozark Aquifer Water Supply Program; phase 1, project results, by P. A. Macfarlane, J.M. Healey, and B.B. Wilson
2005-19
Ground Water Assessment in Association with Salt Cedar Control--Report on Year One Activities, by James J. Butler, Jr., Donald O. Whittemore, and Gerard J. Kluitenberg
2005-20
Set of maps for Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District, by John J. Woods and Marios A. Sophocleous
2005-26
Hydrogeologic Characteristics and Hydrologic Changes in the Cimarron River Basin, Southwestern Kansas, by D.P. Young, P.A. Macfarlane, D.O. Whittemore, and B.B. Wilson
2005-27
Water Quality in the High Plains Aquifer and the Cimarron River in Seward and Meade Counties, Kansas, by D.O. Whittemore, E.R. Grieve, D.P. Young, and B.B. Wilson
2005-29
Practical Saturated Thickness of the Ogallala in Two Small Areas of Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District 3, by P. Allen Macfarlane, Brownie Wilson, and Geoffrey Bohling
2005-30
Water Information Management and Analysis System,Version 5, for the Web. User Manual, by Brownie Wilson, Jeremy Bartley, Kelly Emmons, Jim Bagley, Jim Wason, Steve Stankiwicz
2005-34
Identification of Nitrate and Chloride Sources Affecting Municipal Well Waters of the City of McPherson, Kansas, by M. A. Townsend and D. O. Whittemore
2005-35
Sources of Nitrate at McPherson County Feeders, McPherson County, Kansas, by M. A. Townsend
2005-36
Hydraulic Tomography and High-Resolution Slug Testing to Determine Hydraulic Conductivity Distributions--Year 1, by Brett R. Engard, Carl D. McElwee, John Healey, and Rick Devlin
2005-50
Midcontinent Meeting for the National Karst Map Project--Field Trip Notes, by P. A. Macfarlane, M. A. Townsend, and G. C. Ohlmacher

2004

2004-3
Specific Conductance Relationships for Prairie Preserve Waters in the Flint Hills, Kansas, by Donald O. Whittemore
2004-4
Geochemical Identification of Sources of Salinity in Ground Waters of the High Plains Aquifer West of the Johnson Oil Field in Central McPherson County, Kansas, by Donald O. Whittemore
2004-5
TMDL Salt Assessment and Analysis: Chloride Impairment in the Gar-Peace and Cow Subbasins of the Lower Arkansas River Basin, by Donald O. Whittemore
2004-6
2004 Annual water level data collection report for Kansas, by David R. Laflen and Richard D. Miller
2004-8
Maximum depth of completed freshwater wells drilled in selected eastern Kansas townships (based on water well completion records [WWC5] database), by B. B. Wilson and P.A. Macfarlane
2004-11
Water right development in Kansas, by B. B. Wilson and Danli Li
2004-12
Supplementary Color Figures for "Direct-push Hydrostratigraphic Profiling: Coupling Electrical Logging and Slug Tests," Ground Water, Volume 43, No. 1, by Stephen M. Sellwood, John M. Healey, Steffen Birk, and James J. Butler, Jr.
2004-27
Summary of the Field Tests of the Alpha Version of the Plume Busters Software, by P.A. Macfarlane
2004-32
Analysis of two pumping tests at the O'Rourke Bridge site on the Arkansas River in Pawnee County, Kansas, by James J. Butler, Jr., Donald O. Whittemore, Xiaoyong Zhan, and John M. Healey
2004-43
Landscape-scale detection and characterization of small water bodies: a progress report, by R.W. Buddemeier, R.O. Sleezer, S.L. Egbert, and F.J. deNoyelles
2004-44
The KGS Direct-Push Hydrostratigraphic Profiling Tool, by John M. Healey and Stephen M. Sellwood
2004-46
Can precipitation loading be detected at 300-meter depth or greater?, by Marios Sophocleous, Earl Bardsley, John Healey, and Brett Engard
2004-57
Statistical and geostatistical analysis of the Kansas High Plains water table elevations, 2004 measurement campaign, by Geoffrey C. Bohling and Blake B. Wilson
2004-58
Geochemical Identification of the Saltwater Source Affecting Surface and Ground Waters near the Washita River, Garvin County, Oklahoma, by Donald O. Whittemore
2004-60
A Teacher's Guide to Plume Busters, by P. Allen Macfarlane, M.A. Townsend, G.C. Bohling and Steve Case
2004-62
Geochemical Identification of Sources of Salinity in Ground Waters of the High Plains Aquifer South of McPherson, Kansas, by Donald O. Whittemore

2003

2003-1
2003 Annual Water Level Raw Data Report for Kansas, by David R. Laflen and Richard D. Miller
2003-6
Mathematical derivations of expressions for the total pumping-induced leakage entering an aquifer, by James J. Butler, Jr.
2003-8
Statistical quality control for year 2003 water well measurements, by John C. Davis
2003-12
Construction and Slug Testing of Groundwater Observation Wells in Clay County, Kansas, by John M. Healey and James J. Butler, Jr.
2003-13
Geostatistical analysis and mapping of water-table elevations in the High Plains aquifer of Kansas after the 2003 monitoring season, by Ricardo A. Olea and John C. Davis
2003-14
Analysis of the High Plains (Ogallala) Aquifer Framework in Two Small Areas of the Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 4, by P. Allen Macfarlane and Gary Hecox
2003-16
Science needs for managing the High Plains aquifer, by Peter Scholle and M. Lee Allison
2003-22
Map development with emphasis on the Middle Arkansas River basin, by B. B. Wilson
2003-49
Determination of Waconda Lake Releases Needed for Diluting Saline Water in the Solomon River at Beloit for Municipal Water Supply, by Donald O. Whittemore
2003-54
Research on the High Plains aquifer; a report for the High Plains Aquifer Coalition, by Ogallala Aquifer Institute
2003-55A
Assessment of water flowmeter requirements, State of Kansas, by B. B. Wilson
2003-55B
Assessment of irrigation and municipal water conservation plans, State of Kansas, by B. B. Wilson
2003-55C
Assessment of mean annual streamflow and precipitation, State of Kansas, by B. B. Wilson and Geoffrey C. Bohling
2003-55D
Assessment of reported water use and total annual precipitation, by B. B. Wilson and Geoffrey C. Bohling
2003-55E
Assessment of riparian areas inventory, State of Kansas, by B. B. Wilson
2003-60
Mathematical derivations of semianalytical solutions for hydraulic tests in highly permeable aquifers, by Xiaoyong Zhan and James J. Butler, Jr.
2003-65
A preliminary teacher's guide to the interactive ground-water tutor, by P. Allen Macfarlane, M.A. Townsend, G. Bohling, S. Case, and A. Reber
2003-67
Fig. 1, Water right development in southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District #3, by Kansas Geological Survey
2003-69
Testimony presented to the House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Water and Power; hearing on Senate Bill 212, by M. Lee Allison
2003-75
Sources of Nitrate Near Horton, KS, by Margaret Townsend

2002

2002-1
2002 Annual water level raw data report for Kansas, by David R. Laflen and Richard D. Miller
2002-5
Statistical quality control for year 2002 water well measurements, by John C. Davis
2002-14
Geostatistical analysis and mapping for the year 2002 water levels in the High Plains aquifer of Kansas, by Ricardo A. Olea and John C. Davis
2002-24
Evaluation of Soil and Water Quality Data in the Vicinity of Water Permit #43000, Burrton Intensive Groundwater Use Control Area, Harvey County, by Donald O. Whittemore
2002-25
Technical support for Ogallala aquifer assessment, planning, and management, agency edition, by Kansas Geological Survey
2002-30 (Acrobat PDF)
Ground-water recharge in the Upper Arkansas River Corridor in southwest Kansas; a supplemental report for technical support for Ogallala aquifer assessment, planning, and management, by Donald O. Whittemore
2002-36
Science needs for managing the High Plains aquifer, by D. Woodbury, M.L. Allison, and P. Scholle
2002-46
Kansas springs inventory: water quality, flow rate, and temperature data, by Robert Sawin, Rex Buchanan, Wayne Lebsack
2002-55
Potential Sources of Nitrate-Nitrogen Affecting the City of Hays, Big Creek Well Field, by Margaret A. Townsend
2002-58
Potential Impacts of Past Land Use and Recharge Rates on the Ogallala Aquifer: Water Quality Issues in Kansas, by Margaret A. Townsend, Dave Young, and Gary Hecox
2002-60
Stream-aquifer interaction investigations on the Solomon River: Construction, geochemical sampling, and slug testing of groundwater observation wells in Rooks County, Kansas and geologic logging of existing wells in Rooks, Smith and Osborne County, Kansas, by James J. Butler, Jr., Donald O. Whittemore, John M. Healey, and Marcia K. Schulmeister

2001

2001-1
2001 Annual water level raw data report for Kansas, by David R. Laflen and Richard D. Miller
2001-5
Construction, Geophysical, and Geochemical Data for Ground-Water Observation Wells in Kearny County, Kansas, by Donald O. Whittemore, John M. Healey, and David P. Young
2001-9
Statistical quality control for Yr. 2001 water well measurements, by John C. Davis
2001-16
Correction of Slug Test Results for Heterogeneity, by C. D. McElwee
2001-48
Stream-aquifer interaction investigations on the middle Arkansas River: Construction of groundwater observation wells in Edwards, Pawnee, and Barton County, Kansas, by John M. Healey, James J. Butler, Jr., and Donald O. Whittemore
2001-50
Use of Natural Abundance Nitrogen-15 Isotope Method to Identify Sources of Nitrate in Ground Water Near Oberlin, Kansas, by Margaret A. Townsend
2001-51
Toward A 3-D Picture of Hydraulic Conductivity With Multilevel Slug Tests, by C. D. McElwee and H. C. Ross
2001-61
Identification of Salinity Sources Affecting Ground Waters in the Alluvial Aquifer of Buckner Creek, Hodgeman County, by Donald O. Whittemore and P. Allen Macfarlane

2000

2000-1
Water Quality of Selected Springs--Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Chase County, Kansas, by Robert Sawin and Rex Buchanan
2000-8
Mathematical derivation of drawdown and stream depletion produced by pumping in the vicinity of a finite-width stream of shallow penetration, by James J. Butler, Jr., and Ming-Shu Tsou
2000-10
2000 Annual water level raw data report for Kansas, by Richard D. Miller, John C. Davis, and David R. Laflen
2000-13
Year 2000 Sampling Analysis and Mapping of Water Levels in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas, by Ricardo A. Olea and John C. Davis
2000-19
Multi-Level Well Site in the High Plains Aquifer at Garden City, by Donald Whittemore, David Young, and John Healey
2000-26
Analyzing Slug Tests for Maximum Accuracy, by C.D. McElwee
2000-29
The High Plains aquifer and Kansas water needs; a fiscal year 2000 report on KGS-KWO contracts 99-132 and 00-124, by D.O. Whittemore and R.W. Buddemeier
2000-30
Final Summary and Data Report: The Equus Beds Mineral Intrusion Project, by D. P. Young, R. W. Buddemeier, D. O. Whittemore, and H. Rubin
2000-31
Test-drilling activities to locate ground-water supplies on the Kickapoo Indian Reservation, Brown County, by P.A. Macfarlane, D.O. Whittemore, J.M. Healey, D.P. Young, J. Anderson, S. Sellwood, and A. Lanier
2000-40
Simple procedures for analysis of slug tests in formations of high hydraulic conductivity using spreadsheet and scientific graphics software, by James J. Butler, Jr., and Elizabeth J. Garnett
2000-41
Reno County swine facility report, by M.A. Townsend
2000-42
Multi-Level Observation Well Sites of the Upper Arkansas River Corridor Study, by D.O. Whittemore, D.P. Young, and J. Healey
2000-43
Lithologic characterization of unconsolidated deposits along the Arkansas River corridor in southwest Kansas; a report to the Kansas Water Office, contract no. 00-113, by D.P. Young, D.O. Whittemore, J.L. Grauer, and J.M. Whitmer
2000-44
Water quality of the Arkansas River in southwest Kansas, by D.O. Whittemore
2000-60
Sources, transport, and management of salt contamination in the groundwater of south-central Kansas (Version 2.0), by Hillel Rubin, David Young, and Robert Buddemeier
2000-62
Direct-push hydraulic profiling in an unconsolidated alluvial aquifer, by James J. Butler, Jr., Alyssa A. Lanier, John M. Healey, Stephen M. Sellwood, Wesley McCall and Elizabeth Garnett
2000-73
Ground-water quality of the Arkansas River Corridor in southwest Kansas, by D.O. Whittemore
2000-74
Use of nitrogen-15 to identify sources of increasing nitrate-N in four Wichita municipal wells, by M.A. Townsend
2000-83
Slug Testing in Aquifers with a Mobile Fine Fraction, by C.D. McElwee and G. M. Zemansky

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