Kansas Lakes, Rivers and Streams: Are They Healthy?”


Event details

Jayhawk Audubon Society November Program November 25, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. - Free to the public Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 1245 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS

Tony Stahl and Ed Carney, Environmental Scientists in the Watershed Planning, Monitoring and Assessment Section of the Bureau of Water at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), will present a program entitled "Kansas Lakes, Rivers and Streams: Are They Healthy?"

Tony Stahl will provide an overview of KDHE's surface water quality monitoring activities in Kansas, focusing primarily on the Stream Chemistry Monitoring Network. He'll cover various topics including: the Kansas River's long-term sanitary condition, impending threats to water quality and the health of other Kansas streams.

Ed Carney will address the "hot" topic of blue-green algae. Managing KDHE's monitoring of water quality and trophic state conditions (biological productivity), Ed has developed numerous predictive models to make the monitoring data more useful. These models are related to lake trophic status, factors relating water quality problems to excess nutrients (i.e. fertilizers, human and animal wastes) that wash into lakes, and the estimation of the risk of blue-green algae blooms occurring in Kansas lakes.

Optional dinner with the speakers - 5:00 p.m. at Free State Brewery, 636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Contact Person: Joyce Wolf 785-887-6019 785-766-0697 rjjawolf@sunflower.com


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