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Kansas Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources




Kansas Lakes and Rivers Map
Kansas Rivers Shown on the Map:   Arkansas River, Beaver Creek, Big Blue River, Big Creek, Bow Creek, Chikaskia River, Cimarron River, Cottonwood River, Crooked Creek, Kansas River, Marais Des Cygnes River, Marmaton River, Medicine Lodge River, Neosho River, North Fork Solomon River, Pawnee River, Republican River, Saline River, Sappa Creek, Smoky Hill River, Solomon River, South Fork Solomon River, Verdigris River, Walnut Creek and Walnut River.

Kansas Lakes Shown on the Map:   Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Cheney Reservoir, El Dorado Lake, John Redmond Reservoir, Kirwan Reservoir, Marion Lake, Milford Lake, Perry Lake, Pomona Lake, Tuttle Creek Lake, Waconda Lake and Wilson Lake.


 Kansas Stream and River Levels
Kansas river levels map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Kansas. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated Kansas river and stream levels from USGS here.


 Kansas Stream and River Level Alerts
Kansas water level alerts
The United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve Kansas stream and river level alerts.


 Kansas Water Publications
Kansas precipitation map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in Kansas. View the water resource publications for Kansas here.


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 Kansas Drought Map
Kansas drought map
The United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current Kansas drought map here.




 Kansas Precipitation Map
Kansas precipitation map
The National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for Kansas and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an Kansas precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.


 Kansas Elevation Map
Kansas elevation map
The topography of an area determines the direction of stream flow and often is a primary influence on the geographic distribution of precipitation. View a detailed Kansas elevation map.


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