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Little Arkansas River Watershed Restoration

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  MC08121,  2005 Special Meeting Papers. (doi: 10.13031/2013.24473) @2008
Authors:   Philip Barnes, Dan Devlin, Tim Keane, Ron Graber, Dale Ladd, Rick Schlender
Keywords:   watershed restoration, non-point pollution, pesticides, sediments, nutrients

Wichita, Kansas is using the surface water from the Little Arkansas River to recharge the Equus Beds Aquifer. The water from this aquifer is currently being used to improve the quality of the Wichitas other surface supplies and will be used in the future as a primary water supply for the city. The water quality requirements for this recharge water are more stringent than typical surface water supplies. Impairments include sediments, nutrients, and pesticides. A paired watershed study will be described that addresses possible restoration processes to reduce these non-point pollution sources.

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