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About KWRI

The Kansas Water Resources Institute (KWRI) develops and supports research on high priority water resource problems and objectives, as identified through the state water planning process.  It is also designed to facilitate effective communication between water resources professionals and to foster the dissemination and application of research results.

KWRI is funded by a combination of federal funds through the U.S. Geological Survey and non-federal funds from state and other sources.

KWRI's Mission: The Kansas Water Resources Institute develops and supports research on high priority water resource problems and objectives, as identified through the state water plan.  KWRI facilitates effective communication between water resources professionals and helps disseminate and apply research results.

KWRI Summary

Overview and Management

Current KWRI Funded Projects

  • Sediment Baseline Evaluation of KS Reservoir
  • Governor's Conference on Water and the Future of Kansas
  • Impacts of In-Channel Dredging on the Morphology of the Kansas River
  • Sediment Core Analysis for Understanding Reservoir History
  • Evaluation of the Kansas P Index Using APEX
  • Investigation of Recharge to the High Plains Aquifer, Northwest Kansas
  • Getting the Information Modelers Need:  Extracting Hydrostratigraphic Information From Drillers' Logs

Some Previous Projects

  • Water Monitoring Sensor Development
  • Protecting the High Plans Aquifer
  • Efficient Use of Irrigation Water Resources
  • Economic Value of Waters Rights
  • Phreatophyte Depletion of Groundwater

Annual Summaries

 
Summary of Water-Related Research in Kansas - October 2012
 
A summary of research projects conducted by scientists, mainly from Kansas regents universities, can be found at  
 
Contact Us
Kansas Center for Agricultural
Resources and the Environment
 
Daniel L. Devlin, Director
44 Waters Hall
Manhatttan, KS  66506-4008
(785) 532-0393 office
(785) 532-9351 cell

ddevlin@k-state.edu

 

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