Equus Beds Groundwater Management District No. 2 Equus Beds Mineral Intrusion Project Kansas Geological Survey
A cooperative study of the potential for salt contamination of public water supplies in Equus Beds Groundwater Management District No. 2

General Info


  • Equus Beds Groundwater Management District No. 2 (Tim Boese, Manager)
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Tom Pruitt, Principal Investigator)
  • Kansas Geological Survey (R. W. Buddemeier; D. P. Young; D. O. Whittemore)

with funding by GMD2, USBR, and the Kansas Water Office and advice and review by an interagency Task Force


Kansas Geological Survey Open-File Report 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

The report briefly summarizes the project and reports the data collected by KGS and others over the course of the investigation. Because only summaries or excerpts from some data tables are presented in html format, data files tabulated in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets may be opened or downloaded from the site.

Kansas Geological Survey Open-File Report 2000-60
Sources, Transport and Management of Salt Contamination in the Groundwater of South-Central Kansas
by H. Rubin, D. P. Young, and R. W. Buddemeier
Also available as a Microsoft Word document

Report discusses the regional and local issues relating to groundwater quality in the larger salt-affected area of south-central Kansas, and proposes some regional, system-level approaches to preserving and remediating water quality in the areas of greatest concern. That report draws on the expertise of Prof. Hillel Rubin, a visiting scientist from Technion Instute in Israel, who has extensive experience with engineering solutions to problems of water quantity and quality in areas of limited water resources. We note that some of the material and concepts discussed are relevant to Water Plan 2010 objectives as well as to the specific EBMI issues.

From the USGS website
Hydrologic and Chemical Interaction of the Arkansas River and the Equus Beds Aquifer Between Hutchinson and Nickerson, South Central Kansas

Report on the modeling performed by the US Bureau of Reclamation.

Disclaimer: The Kansas Geological Survey has made a concientious effort to ensure the accuracy of the information presented on this site. However, the Kansas Geological Survey does not guarantee this site to be completely free from errors or inaccuracies and disclaims any responsibility or liability for interpretations based on data used in the production of this site or decisions based thereon. This site is intended to make information available at the earliest possible date, but is not intended to constitute final or formal publication.

Kansas Geological Survey, Equus Beds Mineral Intrusion Project
Last Updated on May 1, 2001
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