Kansas Real-Time Water Quality

Computed discharge


Discharge is a measure of the flow rate of a stream, creek, or river. In almost all cases, the measurement is made indirectly by using gage height and a rating-table approach to compute discharge.

Water-quality standards and criteria are developed by the States, approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and then promulgated (passed into law) as standards by each State. Graphs on this website allow comparison of measured and computed data to these standards and criteria by plotting them as straight lines. When evaluating data to decide whether water quality is suitable for the intended use, viewers are cautioned to consider the uncertainty associated with these computed data.

Water-quality Standards and Criteria

Permit streamflow withdrawal limit (4/1-9/30): 57 cfs

Discharge at station 07143672 on the Little Arkansas River, from April through September, must be above 57 cfs in order for the Equus Beds aquifer storage and recovery program to widthdraw water.

Permit streamflow withdrawal limit (10/1-3/31): 20 cfs

Discharge at station 07143672 on the Little Arkansas River, from October through March, must be above 20 cfs in order for the Equus Beds aquifer storage and recovery program to widthdraw water.

Stations That Measure or Compute Continuous Computed discharge

Click a station to view measurements of computed discharge.

Station Name Station Identifier
Prairie Dog Creek above Keith Sebelius Lake, KS 06847900
Smoky Hill River at Ellsworth, KS 06864500
Smoky Hill River near Langley, KS 06865500
Solomon River at Niles, KS 06876900
Smoky Hill River at Enterprise, KS 06877600
Big Blue River at Marysville, KS 06882510
Little Blue River near Barnes, KS 06884400
Black Vermillion River near Frankfort, KS 06885500
Big Blue River near Manhattan, KS 06887000
Kansas River at Wamego, KS 06887500
Kansas R AB Topeka Weir AT Topeka, KS 06888990
Kansas River at Topeka, KS 06889000
Delaware River near Muscotah, KS 06890100
Kansas River at DeSoto, KS 06892350
Kill Creek at 95 Street near DeSoto, KS 06892360
Cedar Creek at Highway 56 at Olathe, KS 06892440
Cedar Creek near DeSoto, KS 06892495
Mill Creek at Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 06892513
Blue River at Kenneth Road, Overland Park, KS 06893100
Blue R at Blue Ridge Ext in KC, MO 06893150
Indian Creek at Overland Park, KS 06893300
Tomahawk Creek near Overland Park, KS 06893350
Indian Creek at State Line Road, Leawood, KS 06893390
Dragoon Creek near Burlingame, KS 06911900
Arkansas River near Coolidge, KS 07137500
Walnut Creek at Albert, KS 07141900
Rattlesnake Creek near Zenith, KS 07142575
Turkey Creek nr Buhler, KS 07143660
Little Arkansas R at Alta Mills, KS 07143665
Little Arkansas River at Highway 50 near Halstead, KS 07143672
W Emma Creek nr Halstead, KS 07143965
E Emma C nr Halstead, KS 07144000
Little Arkansas River near Sedgwick, KS 07144100
Little Arkansas R at Valley Center, KS 07144200
North Fork Ninnescah River above Cheney Reservoir, KS 07144780
Arkansas River at Arkansas City, KS 07146500
Walnut River at Winfield, KS 07147800
Elk River at Elk Falls, KS 07169800
Neosho River at Burlingame Rd. near Emporia, KS 07179750
Cottonwood River at Plymouth, KS 07182250
Cottonwood River near Neosho Rapids, KS 07182280
Neosho River near Neosho Rapids, KS 07182390
Neosho River at Burlington, KS 07182510
Neosho River near Parsons, KS 07183500
Sand C at SW 84th St nr Sedgwick, KS 375629097245300
Emma C at 72nd St nr Sedgwick, KS 375721097263300
Dry Turkey Creek 2 miles S of McPherson, KS 382000097392200
Mill Creek at Woodland Road, Olathe, KS 385404094485800
Indian Creek at 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 385446094430700
Indian Creek at College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 385520094420000
Indian Creek at Indian Creek Parkway, Overland Park, KS 385608094380300
Mill Creek at 87th Street Lane, Johnson county, KS 385800094485300
Clear Creek at 86th Street Terrace, Lenexa, KS 385818094520300
Coon Creek at Woodland Road, Lenexa, KS 385826094491700
Unnamed tributary at Barkley Drive, Lenexa, KS 385835094471300
Clear Creek at 79th Street, Lenexa, KS 385906094524400
Unnamed tributary into Shawnee Mission Lake Wetland, KS 385910094474400
Unnamed tributary near Shawnee Mission Lake, Shawnee, KS 385922094485500
Little Mill Creek at Lackman Road, Shawnee, KS 385952094454000
Little Mill Creek at Warwick Lane, Shawnee, KS 390010094482100
Mill Creek near Shawnee Mission, KS 390026094485800
Clear Creek at Clare Road, Shawnee, KS 390051094522200
Clear Creek at Woodland Road, Shawnee, KS 390056094493200
Banner Creek at M Road near Holton, KS 392652095484100
Banner Creek below Banner Creek Lake near Holton, KS 392727095454500
Clear Creek below Atchison County Lake near Horton, KS 393806095274100
Clear Creek at Decator Road near Horton, KS 393817095260100
Black Vermillion River Tributary above Centralia Lake, KS 394126096073500
Black Vermillion River Tributary below Centralia Lake, KS 394218096095000