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USGS Current Conditions for Kansas: Build Current Table

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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.


Select sites which meet all of the following criteria:
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 Available parameters -- select sites that have data for the following parameters:
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  Station name
  Date and time
Water Level/Flow Parameters
  Gage height, ft   (219 sites)
  Groundwater level above NGVD 1929, ft   (14 sites)
  Groundwater level above NAVD 1988, ft   (15 sites)
  Lake or reservoir water surface elevation above NAVD 1988, ft   (1 sites)
  Lake or reservoir water surface elevation above NGVD 1929, ft   (11 sites)
  Long-term mean daily streamflow, ft³/s
  Long-term median daily streamflow, ft³/s
  Reservoir storage, acre-ft   (12 sites)
  Stream water level elevation above NGVD 1929, in ft   (2 sites)
  Streamflow, ft³/s   (239 sites)
Water Quality Parameters
  Colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM), water, in situ, fluorometric method, relative fluorescence units (RFU)   (8 sites)
  Chlorophyll, total, water, fluorometric, 650-700 nanometers, in-situ sensor, µg/L   (5 sites)
  Chlorophylls, water, in situ, fluorometric method, excitation at 470 +-15 nm, emission at 685 +-20 nm, ug/L   (6 sites)
  Chlorophylls, water, in situ, fluorometric method, excitation at 470 +-15 nm, emission at 685 +-20 nm, relative fluorescence units, RFU   (4 sites)
  Colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM), water, in situ, single band excitation, fluorescence emission, ppb QSE   (8 sites)
  Dissolved oxygen, water, unfiltered, %saturation   (13 sites)
  Dissolved oxygen, water, unfiltered, mg/L   (22 sites)
  Nitrate plus nitrite, water, in situ, mg/L as N   (7 sites)
  Oxidation reduction potential, mV   (1 sites)
  pH, water, unfiltered, field, standard units   (24 sites)
  Phycocyanins (cyanobacteria), water, in situ, fluorometric method, excitation at 590 +-15 nm, emission at 685 +-20 nm, micrograms per liter,ug/l   (6 sites)
  Phycocyanins (cyanobacteria), water, in situ, fluorometric method, excitation at 590 +-15 nm, emission at 685 +-20 nm, relative fluorescence units, RFU   (4 sites)
  Specific conductance, water, unfiltered, µS/cm at 25 °C   (36 sites)
  Temperature, water, °C   (45 sites)
  Turbidity, water, unfiltered, monochrome near infra-red LED light, 780-900 nm, detection angle 90 +/-2.5 degrees, FNU   (26 sites)
  Turbidity, water, unfiltered, monochrome near infra-red LED light, 780-900 nm, detector angles at 90 +/- 2.5 degrees and 30 +/- 15 degrees, ratiometric, FBRU   (2 sites)
Meteorological Parameters
  Photosynthetically active radiation (average flux density on a horizontal surface during measurement interval), µmol of photons/m²/s   (2 sites)
  Precipitation, total, in   (6 sites)
 
  Temperature, air, °F   (1 sites)
  Wind direction, degrees clockwise from north   (2 sites)
  Wind speed, mph   (2 sites)
Miscellaneous Parameters
  Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), YSI in-vivo fluorescence of phycocyanin, excitation - 595, emission - 650 nm, cells/mL   (2 sites)
 
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