Water Chemistry
Biological Monitoring
Computer Modeling
Student Monitoring


Water quality monitoring in the Cheney Reservoir and the watershed provides an ongoing picture of watershed health. Water quality data is essential to determining the current condition of the watershed, setting goals for improvement, and measuring progress toward those goals.

Some of the monitoring in this watershed, such as that done by the U.S. Geological Survey, provides hard data on physical and chemical attributes. Biological monitoring adds another dimension with the assessment of habitat and the range of macroinvertebrate species living within the watershed. Computer modeling programs of the watershed (AnnAGNPS) can be calibrated with actual monitoring data to help project the results of improved management in the watershed. Student monitoring programs provide another layer of monitoring which serves to introduce young citizens to water quality issues as well as contributing additional data.

Cheney Lake Watershed, Inc.
18 East 7th Street - South Hutchinson, Kansas 67505
Phone: 620-669-8161 ext. 4
Fax: 620-669-5496

Cheney Lake Watershed, Inc. does not accept unsolicited advertisements at this fax number.