Understanding our environment

Kansas Lakes and Reservoirs web data portal

Council Grove Reservoir

The KARS program of the Kansas Biological Survey has completed the first phase of this new interactive mapping tool, which is designed to serve as a central point for users to obtain current and historical data about Kansas lakes and reservoirs. Rather than serving as a data repository, the portal is a dynamic connection to directly access datasets housed and maintained by various agencies and groups. The portal brings these datasets into a mapping application for direct viewing and data download.

See the mapping application.

See the project description.

This new tool is based on the Survey's reference book, Atlas of Kansas Lakes, published in 2014, and will continue to expand on the data found in the Atlas. Copies of the Atlas of Kansas Lakes are available from the Kansas Geological Survey, which is coordinating with the Biological Survey on sales and distribution of the Atlas. The cost of the book is $25 per copy, plus tax, shipping and handling. Contact the Kansas Geological Survey at 1930 Constant Ave., 785-864-3965, or by email; or at 4150 W. Monroe St., Wichita 67209-2640; 316-943-2343, or by email.


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