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  • March 16, 2018 - There has been a recent change to the "Subscribe for system changes" function and it is unavailable.

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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.



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This station is operated by the USGS and funded by the Logo for COE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District and the Logo for USGS Federal Priority Streamgages. Water-quality monitors funded in cooperation with Logo for Lawrence city of Lawrence Logo for KWO Kansas Water Office , WaterOne, City of Olathe, Logo for Topeka city of Topeka , and USGS cooperative matchings funds as part of the USGS National Water Quality Program.

Logo for NWS The National Weather Service flood stage for this site is 26.0 ft. (Forecast)

Logo for rating Current shift-adjusted rating in tab-separated format. What is a shift-adjusted rating?

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This station managed by the Lawrence field office.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 19 Available Parameters for this site
00010 Temperature, water, Discontinued June 2014 2012-07-27  2014-06-09
00010 Temperature, water 2014-06-12  2018-03-18
00060 Discharge 1990-10-01  2018-03-18
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2018-03-18
00095 Specific cond at 25C, Discontinued June 2014 2012-07-27  2014-06-09
00095 Specific cond at 25C 2014-06-12  2018-03-18
00300 Dissolved oxygen, Discontinued June 2014 2012-07-27  2014-06-09
00300 Dissolved oxygen 2014-06-12  2018-03-18
00301 Diss oxygen,%saturtn 2014-06-12  2018-03-18
00400 pH, Discontinued June 2014 2012-07-27  2014-06-09
00400 pH 2014-06-12  2018-03-18
32295 fDOM, water, in situ 2014-06-12  2014-12-10
32318 Chlorophylls,in situ 2014-09-19  2018-03-18
32319 fPC, water, in situ 2015-03-23  2018-03-18
32322 fDOM, water, in situ 2014-09-19  2014-12-10
62361 Chlorophyll, in situ, Discontinued June 2014 2012-07-27  2014-06-09
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph, Discontinued June 2014 2012-07-27  2014-06-09
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph 2014-06-12  2018-03-18
99133 NO3+NO2,water,insitu 2013-06-09  2018-03-18

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 1470 03-18-2018   15:45 CDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Mar 18 based on 100 years of record more
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570 1470 1900 3590 6730 7070 75600

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.56 03-18-2018   15:45 CDT
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