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Kansas Real-Time Water Quality

Dissolved oxygen


The dissolved oxygen concentration in surface water is related primarily to atmospheric reaeration and respiration by aquatic organisms. DO is a significant factor in chemical reactions in water and the survival of aquatic organisms.

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

Kansas minimum aquatic-life support criterion: 5 mg/L

Not less than 5.0 milligrams per liter.

Source: Kansas Department of Health and the Environment (view online)

Stations That Measure or Compute Continuous Diss. oxygen

Click a station to view measurements of diss. oxygen.

Station Name Station Identifier
Kansas River at Wamego, KS 06887500
Kansas River at Topeka, KS 06889000
Kansas River at DeSoto, KS 06892350
Kill Creek at 95 Street near DeSoto, KS 06892360
Cedar Creek at Highway 56 at Olathe, KS 06892440
Olathe Lake near Olathe, KS 06892450
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
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
Cheney Reservoir near Cheney, KS 07144790
L Arkansas R Upstream of ASR Fac Nr Sedgwick, KS 375350097262800
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
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

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