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Kansas Real-Time Water Quality

Kansas Real-Time Water Quality

Real-time computed concentrations of water-quality constituents such as suspended sediment, total nitrogen, and total phosphorus are calculated using ordinary least squares regression models. The results of these models, along with direct water-quality measurements, can be viewed here as time-series graphs, or downloaded as tabular data.

Ordinary least squares regression models on this site use conventional sensor measurements (for example, discharge, temperature, pH, specific conductance, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen) to compute concentrations and loads of other water-quality constituents in real time. This makes it possible to compute instantaneous values of many constituents in real time for public safety without the lengthy time delay of collecting a sample and waiting for analysis of a sample at a laboratory.

Please select a site from below to start viewing data. You also can read more about the methods, measured constituents, and disclaimers by using the navigation bar at the top of each page.

Map Legend


Continuous Water-Quality Gage
Discontinued Continuous Water-Quality Gage
Station Name Station Identifier County Computation Period
Arkansas River at Arkansas City, KS 07146500 Cowley Jan 1999 to present
Arkansas River near Coolidge, KS 07137500 Hamilton Jan. 1999 to present
Atchison County Lake near Horton, KS 393806095273700 Atchison Mar. 2009 through Oct. 2011
Banner Creek at M Road near Holton, KS 392652095484100 Jackson Mar. 2009 through Oct. 2011
Banner Creek below Banner Creek Lake near Holton, KS 392727095454500 Jackson Mar. 2009 through Oct. 2011
Banner Creek Lake near Holton, KS 392727095454900 Jackson Mar. 2009 through Oct. 2011
Big Blue River at Marysville, KS 06882510 Marshall Oct. 2008 through Oct. 2010
Big Blue River near Manhattan, KS 06887000 Riley April 2009 through April 2010
Black Vermillion River near Frankfort, KS 06885500 Marshall Nov. 2008 through Oct. 2010
Black Vermillion River Tributary above Centralia Lake, KS 394126096073500 Nemaha Mar. 2009 through Oct. 2011
Black Vermillion River Tributary below Centralia Lake, KS 394218096095000 Nemaha Mar. 2009 through Aug. 2011
Blue R at Blue Ridge Ext in KC, MO 06893150 Jackson Jan. 2008 through Feb. 2010
Blue River at Kenneth Road, Overland Park, KS 06893100 Johnson Mar. 2004 to Dec. 2011
Cedar Creek at Highway 56 at Olathe, KS 06892440 Johnson Oct. 2000 through Dec. 2004
Cedar Creek near DeSoto, KS 06892495 Johnson Feb. 2003 through Dec. 2007
Centralia Lake near Centralia, KS 394146096085500 Nemaha Mar. 2009 through Oct. 2011
Cheney Reservoir near Cheney, KS 07144790 Sedgwick Apr. 2001 to present
Clear Creek at 79th Street, Lenexa, KS 385906094524400 Johnson Feb. 2007 through Dec. 2007
Clear Creek at 86th Street Terrace, Lenexa, KS 385818094520300 Johnson Feb. 2007 through Nov. 2008
Clear Creek at Clare Road, Shawnee, KS 390051094522200 Johnson Feb. 2006 through Dec. 2008
Clear Creek at Decator Road near Horton, KS 393817095260100 Atchison Mar. 2009 through Oct. 2011
Clear Creek at Woodland Road, Shawnee, KS 390056094493200 Johnson Feb. 2006 through Dec. 2008
Clear Creek below Atchison County Lake near Horton, KS 393806095274100 Atchison Mar. 2009 through Oct. 2011
Coon Creek at Woodland Road, Lenexa, KS 385826094491700 Johnson Feb. 2006 through Dec. 2008
Cottonwood River near Neosho Rapids, KS 07182280 Lyon Aug. 2009 to present
Delaware River near Muscotah, KS 06890100 Atchison Jan 1999 to present
Dragoon Creek near Burlingame, KS 06911900 Osage Jan 1999 to present
Dry Turkey Creek 2 miles S of McPherson, KS 382000097392200 McPherson July 2008 through Aug. 2008
E Emma C nr Halstead, KS 07144000 Harvey Apr. 2008 through Oct. 2008
Elk River at Elk Falls, KS 07169800 Elk Jan 1999 to present
Emma C at 72nd St nr Sedgwick, KS 375721097263300 Harvey Apr. 2008 through Oct. 2008
Indian Creek at 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 385446094430700 Johnson June 2011 to July 2013
Indian Creek at College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 385520094420000 Johnson June 2011 to present
Indian Creek at Indian Creek Parkway, Overland Park, KS 385608094380300 Johnson June 2011 to present
Indian Creek at Overland Park, KS 06893300 Johnson May 2011 to Dec. 2011
Indian Creek at State Line Road, Leawood, KS 06893390 Johnson Mar. 2004 to present
Kansas River at DeSoto, KS 06892350 Johnson Jan. 1999 to Sep. 2005, Oct. 2012 to present
Kansas River at Topeka, KS 06889000 Shawnee Jan. 2000 through Sep. 2005
Kansas River at Wamego, KS 06887500 Wabaunsee Jan. 2000 to Sep. 2005, Oct. 2012 to present
Kill Creek at 95 Street near DeSoto, KS 06892360 Johnson Mar. 2004 through Dec. 2007
L Arkansas R Upstream of ASR Fac Nr Sedgwick, KS 375350097262800 Sedgwick Apr. 2011 to present
Little Arkansas R at Alta Mills, KS 07143665 Harvey Apr. 2008 to present
Little Arkansas R at Valley Center, KS 07144200 Sedgwick Apr. 2008 to present
Little Arkansas River at Highway 50 near Halstead, KS 07143672 Harvey Jan. 1999 to present
Little Arkansas River near Sedgwick, KS 07144100 Sedgwick Jan. 1999 to present
Little Blue River near Barnes, KS 06884400 Marshall Oct. 2008 through Oct. 2010
Little Mill Creek at Lackman Road, Shawnee, KS 385952094454000 Johnson Feb. 2006 through Dec. 2008
Little Mill Creek at Warwick Lane, Shawnee, KS 390010094482100 Johnson Feb. 2006 through Dec. 2008
Mill Creek at 87th Street Lane, Johnson county, KS 385800094485300 Johnson Feb. 2006 through Dec. 2008
Mill Creek at Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 06892513 Johnson Jan. 2003 through May 2009
Mill Creek at Woodland Road, Olathe, KS 385404094485800 Johnson Feb. 2006 through Dec. 2008
Mill Creek near Shawnee Mission, KS 390026094485800 Johnson Feb. 2006 through Dec. 2008
Neosho River at Burlingame Rd. near Emporia, KS 07179750 Lyon Aug. 2009 to present
Neosho River at Burlington, KS 07182510 Coffey Feb. 2008 through Apr. 2011
Neosho River near Neosho Rapids, KS 07182390 Lyon Aug. 2009 to present
Neosho River near Parsons, KS 07183500 Neosho Jan 1999 to present
North Fork Ninnescah River above Cheney Reservoir, KS 07144780 Reno Jan. 2000 to present
Olathe Lake near Olathe, KS 06892450 Johnson Oct. 2000 through Nov. 2005
Outlet at Clinton Lake, KS 385548095192701 Ellsworth Jan. 2011 to present
Prairie Dog Creek above Keith Sebelius Lake, KS 06847900 Norton Jan 1999 to present
Rattlesnake Creek near Zenith, KS 07142575 Stafford Jan. 1999 through Dec. 2003
Sand C at SW 84th St nr Sedgwick, KS 375629097245300 Harvey July 2008 through Oct. 2008
Smoky Hill River at Ellsworth, KS 06864500 Ellsworth Nov. 2008 through Oct. 2010
Smoky Hill River at Enterprise, KS 06877600 Dickinson Jan 1999 to present
Smoky Hill River near Langley, KS 06865500 Ellsworth Nov. 2008 to Oct. 2010
Solomon River at Niles, KS 06876900 Lincoln Jan 1999 to present
Tomahawk Creek near Overland Park, KS 06893350 Johnson July 2011 to present
Turkey Creek nr Buhler, KS 07143660 Harvey Aug. 2008 through Oct. 2008
Unnamed tributary at Barkley Drive, Lenexa, KS 385835094471300 Johnson Feb. 2007 through Nov. 2008
Unnamed tributary into Shawnee Mission Lake Wetland, KS 385910094474400 Johnson Feb. 2008 through Nov. 2008
Unnamed tributary into Shawnee Mission Lake, Lenexa, KS 385859094473700 Johnson Feb. 2008 through Nov. 2008
Unnamed tributary near Shawnee Mission Lake, Shawnee, KS 385922094485500 Johnson Feb. 2007 through Dec. 2007
W Emma Creek nr Halstead, KS 07143965 Harvey Mar. 2008 through Oct. 2008
Walnut Creek at Albert, KS 07141900 Rush Jan 1999 to present
Walnut River at Winfield, KS 07147800 Cowley Jan 1999 to present


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