Understanding our environment

Databases

he Central Plains Center for BioAssessment maintains extensive lake and stream data in relational MSAccess databases. The databases available here are extracted from some of those databases and downloadable as MSExcel spreadsheets.  For more databases, visit the specific research project page.

The Central Plains Center for BioAssessment and the Kansas Biological Survey are not responsible for database integrity following download. Effort has been made to insure the accuracy of the data; however, errors in the data are possible. Data is therefore provided without representation or implied or expressed warranty of accuracy for any uses beyond the specified uses expressed. Data may be corrected or updated as necessary. The CPCB would appreciate that any errors be brought to the attention of staff for evaluation and correction.

Ecomeas 1.6

This MSAccess database calculates diversity indices.  Click here to download, then follow directions in the database.

 

USEPA Rapid Bioassessment Protocols Appendices B & C are now available through our webpage!

These are the tolerance values for the macroinvertebrates and fish in the EPA document Rapid Bioassessment Protocols for Use in Streams and Wadeable Rivers: Periphyton, Benthic Macroinvertebrates, and Fish (EPA 841-B-99-002).

CPCB has volunteered to house the Excel file version of these appendices:
Appendix B. REGIONAL TOLERANCE VALUES, FUNCTIONAL FEEDING GROUPS, AND HABIT/BEHAVIOR ASSIGNMENTS FOR BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATES [.xls file] [Notes (.doc)].
Appendix C. TOLERANCE AND TROPHIC GUILDS OF SELECTED FISH SPECIES [.xls file] [Notes (.doc)]

USEPA Region 7 Nutrient Criteria Databases

CPCB assembled these databases from Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri datasets for use by the USEPA Region 7 Technical Asistance Group (RTAG) on Nutrient Criteria.Click here to go to the RTAG website.

Nutrient Streams Project

From May 1999-June 2002, CPCB sampled 94 reference streams located throughout the four states of USEPA Region 7. Click here to read more about the Nutrient Streams project.

Click here to download the Nutrient Streams database (MSExcel).

Dissolved Oxygen Streams Project

The CPCB is conducting a multiple scale study of diel dissolved oxygen fluctuation in wadeable streams of the Midwest. Click here to read more about the Dissolved Oxygen Streams project.

Click here to download the Dissolved Oxygen Streams database (MSExcel).

Kansas TMDL Streams and Lakes Project

CPCB collected water-quality data from 42 streams (within the Lower Arkansas, Cottonwood, Neosho, Verdigris, Cimarron, and Walnut Basins) and 4 reservoirs (Pomona, John Redmond, Council Grove, and El Dorado Reservoirs) for possible use in developing Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). Click here to read more about this TMDL project.

Click here to download the TMDL Streams database (MSExcel).

Click here to download the TMDL Lakes database (MSExcel).

KBS Tristate Project 1992 - 1994 Western Corn Belt Plains

Click to visit project page.

Click to download database (MSAccess 2003, 11.3 MB)

Reminder: You have permission to download these databases, documents, photos, etc., but please acknowledge us by including "Central Plains Center for BioAssessment" in the credits. As we like to know how useful our products are to the public, we would also appreciate a short email from you telling what you downloaded and for what purpose. For more information about these products, please contact us at 785-864-1551, or email Debbie Baker at dbaker@ku.edu.


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