Kansas Real-Time Water Quality

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Funding to maintain the continuous water-quality monitor at this site ended on December 31, 2003.

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Study Information

The Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is a natural wetlands area located in the Rattlesnake Creek Basin in south-central Kansas. The area provides food, water, cover, and protection for many species of birds, wildlife, and fish. Water supply to the refuge includes diversions from Rattlesnake Creek into Little Salt Marsh in the southern part of the refuge and from there the water enters a series of ponds and canals throughout the refuge before it re-enters Rattlesnake Creek in the north.

The real-time water quality of Rattlesnake Creek is being monitored by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Kansas Groundwater Managment District No. 5. The real-time water-quality information will allow resource managers to protect wildlife at the refuge by reacting quickly to significant changes in water quality.

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For Additional Information

Please contact:

Andy Ziegler
1217 Biltmore Dr., Lawrence, KS 66049
Tel: (785)832-3539, Fax: (785)832-3500
E-mail: aziegler@usgs.gov