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Kansas Real-Time Water Quality

Total nitrogen, water, filtered, estimated by regression equation, milligrams per liter

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
Kansas River at Wamego, KS 06887500
Kansas River at DeSoto, KS 06892350
Indian Creek at State Line Road, Leawood, KS 06893390

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