Information

Numerous entities have studied the waters in and around Kansas City over the past several decades. Many of these relate to water quality, or decisions regarding protection or restoration of streams and lakes. Below are links to several reports and documents that are available to the public.

United States Geological Survey Documents

Effects of Nonpoint and Selected Point Contaminant Sources on Steam-Water Quality and Relation to Land Use in Johnson County, Northeastern Kansas, October 2002 Through June 2004.

Assessment of Biological Conditions at Selected Stream Sites in Johnson County, Kansas, and Cass and Jackson Counties, Missouri, 2003 and 2004.

Estimation of Constituent Concentrations, Loads, and Yields in Streams of Johnson County, Northeast Kansas, Using Continuous Water-Quality Monitoring and Regression Models, October 2002 through December 2006.

Effects of Wastewater and Combined Sewer Overflows on Water Quality in the Blue River Basin, Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas, July 1998-October 2000.

Water Quality in the Blue River Basin, Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Missouri and Kansas, July 1998 to October 2004.

Army Corps of Engineers Documents

Peer Review Plan – Brush Creek Basin Watershed Planning Project Feasibility Study Phase (January 2008)

Blue River Greenway Master Plan Phase 1 Report (30mb pdf) (January 2005)

Swope to Truman Trail Concept Plan (4mb pdf) (Revised March 2005)

Blue River USFWS Mitigation Plan (800k pdf)

Kansas City Levees Interim Feasibility Report (August 2006)

Annual Water Quality Program Report - Kansas City District: 2006. Smithville Lake

Annual Water Quality Program Report - Kansas City District: 2006. Longview Lake

Annual Water Quality Program Report - Kansas City District: 2006. Blue Springs Lake

United States Environmental Protection Agency Documents

Urban Waters Fact Sheet (396kb pdf) (2009)

Everyone Can't Live Upstream: A Contemporary History of the Water Quality Problems on the Missouri River (13.7mb pdf) (1971)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

An Assessment of the Bioaccumulation of PCBs and Chlordane Near the U.S. Department of Energy's Kansas City Plant (September 2003)

Habitat, Water Quality, and Aquatic Community Assessment of Indian Creek and Blue River at U.S. Department of Energy's Kansas City Plant (10.5mb pdf)(June 2000)