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Travel Time and Dissolved Oxygen Data from August 2020 Along a 1-Mile Reach of the Blue River near 58th Street, Kansas City, Missouri


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Fiala, S.G., and Schumacher, J.G., 2021, Travel Time and Dissolved Oxygen Data from August 2020 Along a 1-Mile Reach of the Blue River near 58th Street, Kansas City, Missouri: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These data were collected during a travel time and dissolved oxygen study along a 1-mile reach of the Blue River downstream from 58th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The study was a cooperative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Urban Waters Federal Partnership program, and the Kansas City, Missouri, Water Services Department. This is part of a larger USGS effort supporting the Middle Blue River Basin Urban Waters Federal Partnership. This data release contains continuous water-quality measurements (Blue_River_CQWM.csv), rhodamine dye sensor data (Blue_River_dye_profiles.csv), analytical data from synoptic water-quality samples (Blue_River_QWDATA.csv), manual field measurements [...]


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“Rhodamine dye sensor data”
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“Analytical data from synoptic water-quality”
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“Station information and comments for sensor data”
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The purpose of this study was to monitor changes in dissolved oxygen concentrations and collect data that can be used to assess whole-stream metabolism as the river flows through four engineered rock riffle grade-control structures (riffles 3, 4, 5, and 6) that were installed in the 1980s. These data can be used by planners with the Kansas City, Missouri, Water Services Department and partners with the Middle Blue River Urban Waters Federal Partnership to assess if these structures provide an intended secondary design benefit of aerating the water and increasing dissolved oxygen concentrations to aid in future designs of similar structures. This study was part of a larger 3-year U.S. Geological Survey effort supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Federal Urban Waters Federal Partnership that collected comprehensive water-quality, sediment, fish community, macroinvertebrate, and habitat data from selected sites across the Blue River Watershed in the Kansas City, Missouri, Metropolitan area.


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Data collected and processed by S.L. Neisen , R.L. Waters, and J.G. Schumacher, of the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with Jing Tao with the City of Kansas City Water Services Department.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9FJ6ZG4

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