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*** The Kansas Water Science Center has transitioned to a new data management software package. While you may not have noticed this transition, some sites may have problems or delays in being updated. We are actively monitoring these conditions and are resolving them as quickly as possible. See the Dec 8 news entry for more information at: https://help.waterdata.usgs.gov/news
Historic (pre-2007) gage-height data may contain erroneous values, such as pressure sensors encased in ice, even if they are flagged as approved. These data are made available to the public, but data users are cautioned to carefully screen the data and contact the USGS Kansas Water Science Center if they have questions or concerns about specific values.

** During winter months the realtime streamflow displayed may not reflect the true discharge for periods when ice forms in the stream. When ice forms, the river cross-section is constricted and produces a higher river stage for any given amount of discharge that exists during ice-free periods. This condition is known as backwater. Although accurate themselves, the river stages can no longer be used to accurately and directly compute discharge from the rating curve (which relates stage to discharge) because the amount of backwater varies with time, temperature, and other factors. More complex procedures that require the use of meteorological and hydrological data from other stations in the area must be used to determine discharge at the affected stations. Unfortunately, these more complex procedures cannot yet be applied in real time. Additional, ice forming in the channel can result in erroneous readings as the instrumentation in the stream is adversely affected by the ice generally resulting in an erroneously higher stage reading. While every attempt is made to screen erroneous data from the realtime display, this data is considered provisional and should be used with caution.

Current Conditions for Kansas: Lakes and reservoirs -- 12 site(s) found


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Station name Lake or
Lake or
06857050 MILFORD LAKE NR JUNCTION CITY, KS 1,141.59 -- 331,600  03/18 15:30 CDT 
06861500 CEDAR BLUFF RE NR ELLIS, KS 2,117.37 -- 50,250  03/18 15:15 CDT 
06865000 KANOPOLIS LK NR KANOPOLIS, KS 1,462.22 -- 46,080  03/18 15:30 CDT 
06868100 WILSON LK NR WILSON, KS 1,516.06 -- 236,700  03/18 15:30 CDT 
06886900 TUTTLE C LK NR MANHATTAN, KS 1,074.54 -- 252,000  03/18 15:00 CDT 
06890898 PERRY LK NR PERRY, KS 889.46 -- 179,700  03/18 15:30 CDT 
06891478 CLINTON LK NR LAWRENCE, KS 875.52 -- 118,900  03/18 15:00 CDT 
06910997 MELVERN LK NR MELVERN, KS 1,034.53 -- 139,700  03/18 15:30 CDT 
06912490 POMONA LK NR QUENEMO, KS 971.92 -- 47,650  03/18 15:45 CDT 
06914995 HILLSDALE LK NR HILLSDALE, KS 915.37 -- 69,900  03/18 15:30 CDT 
07140885 HORSETHIEF RE NR JETMORE, KS -- 2,419.89 5,299  03/18 15:45 CDT 
07144790 CHENEY RE NR CHENEY, KS 1,420.68 -- 158,400  03/18 15:00 CDT 

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