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Kansas Real-Time Water Quality

Total nitrogen, water

Overview

Nitrogen is a nutrient necessary for growth and reproduction. Primary sources of nitrogen are fertilizers, animal wastes, and degradation of plant material. However, excessive inputs of nitrogen and phosphorus compounds to an aquatic environment can cause excessive algal growth resulting in eutrophication.
When algal blooms die, concentrations of dissolved oxygen are depleted, which can stress aquatic organisms and may cause taste-and-odor problems in water supplies.

Stations That Measure or Compute Continuous Total nitrogen

Click a station to view measurements of total nitrogen.

Station Name Station Identifier
Blue River at Kenneth Road, Overland Park, KS 06893100
Blue R at Blue Ridge Ext in KC, MO 06893150
North Fork Ninnescah River above Cheney Reservoir, KS 07144780

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