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Monitoring the Delaware River Watershed (Kansas) to Locate Contaminant Sources and Assessment System Remediation of Contaminant Impairments
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 69-74 in Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Environmental Regulations: Proceedings of the March 11-13, 2002 Conference, (Fort Worth, Texas, USA) 701P0102.(doi:10.13031/2013.7531)
Authors: P. L. Barnes and P. K. Kalita
The Delaware River Watershed is located in northeastern Kansas and consists of surface
water in ten sub-watersheds draining 2,893 square kilometers. Approximately 85 percent of the
land area in the basin is cultivated cropland. The Delaware River flows into Perry Reservoir
near Lawrence, Kansas. Releases from the reservoir are used to maintain streamflow in the
Kansas River during low flow periods, contributing 10 percent of the mean flow of the Kansas
River which is used as sources of public drinking water and meet many of the municipal drinking
water supply needs of the urban population in Kansas along the Kansas River.