Open-file Reports

Many open-file reports from the KGS Geohydrology Section have been placed online.

Maps and Publications

For a complete list of publications, including those online, please use the Bibliography of Kansas Geology.

Open-file Rept. 2004-11
Water Right Development in Kansas, by Blake Brownie Wilson and Danli Li. A map developed by the Kansas Geological Survey showing water rights location and type, special water appropriation management areas, and total appropriated quantity and reported water use by county.
KGS Special Map 9
General availability of ground water and normal annual precipitation in Kansas
Bulletin 249
Ground-water Recharge and Water Budgets of the Kansas High Plains and Related Aquifers, by Marios Sophocleous.
Bulletin 244, part 2
Revisions to the Nomenclature for Kansas Aquifers, by P. Allen Macfarlane. Revision of names for aquifers in Kansas based on lithologic, lithostratigraphic, or geographic names
KGS Educational Series 10
Kansas Ground Water--An Introduction to the State's Water Quantity, Quality, and Management Issues, compiled by Rex Buchanan and Robert W. Buddemeier
Topographic Maps of Kansas Lakes and Reservoirs
New maps of several of the state's reservoirs are now available. Each map shows the entire lake and the area surrounding it. Previous topographic maps generally included only parts of each lake; to produce a topographic map of an entire lake, customers had to purchase several maps and splice them together.

Public Information Circulars

These circulars address the issues of water resources. A complete list of Public Information Circulars is available on the Publications Index Page.