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Kansas Real-Time Water Quality

Total phosphorus

Overview

Phosphorus, water, unfiltered, estimated by regression equation, milligrams per liter

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

USEPA proposed maximum for streams in Ecoregion VI: 0.076 mg/L

To prevent excessive growth of plants and algae and accelerated eutrophication, a criterion of 0.076 milligrams per liter has been recommended by the USEPA.

Source: USEPA Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations, Region VI (view online)

Stations That Measure or Compute Continuous Total phosphorous

Click a station to view measurements of total phosphorous.

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
Little Arkansas River at Highway 50 near Halstead, KS 07143672
Little Arkansas River near Sedgwick, KS 07144100

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