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Geological Survey
The University of Kansas
1930 Constant Ave
Lawrence, KS 66047-3724
ph: 785-864-3965
fax: 785-864-5317

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Wichita Well Sample Library
4150 Monroe Street
Wichita, KS 67209
ph: 316-943-2343
fax: 316-943-1261

Director's Report — How the KGS contributes "added value" to the State of Kansas.

Introduction — The Survey's programs and projects.

Energy — Oil and natural gas production remains a crucial component of the Kansas economy, and is a focus of research and service conducted. The KGS's mission includes studying the state's energy resources.

Subsurface Imaging Techniques — A variety of geophysical methods can be used to produce images of the subsurface without the invasive nature of drilling.

Water — Water quantity and availability are among the most important natural-resource issues facing Kansans.

Geology and Stratigraphy — The history of the state's rock layers can be used to enhance the study of the state's water, oil and gas, coal, and industrial minerals resources.

Mapping — Mapping is a key component of geologic understanding.

Information Dissemination — Research is the first step in understanding natural-resource issues. Equally important is disseminating the results.

New Grants and Contracts — List of principal investigators, agency and title of project for 2005.

Financial Statement for Fiscal Year 2005 — Statement of current expenditures for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2004.

By statute, the Kansas Geological Survey is responsible for studying the state’s geologic resources and hazards, and publishing reports. Established in 1889, the Kansas Geological Survey (or KGS) is a non-regulatory research and service division of the University of Kansas, organized into several research and service sections, along with a branch office in Wichita. In 2001–02, the KGS was involved in a range of issues, work that both tested the KGS and reaffirmed its role in the state. The following description highlights some of those activities in the past year and is organized by topics. For more information about the KGS and its activities, see the KGS web site.

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Online Sept. 1, 2006

Comments to: webadmin@kgs.ku.edu
William E. Harrison, Director and State Geologist
URL: http://www.kgs.ku.edu/Publications/AnnRep05/ARindex.html