KCWaters.org is a collaborative effort involving numerous partners in the metropolitan Kansas City area, but we know that there are many more groups just as active in the in the five metro area counties. You can help us by providing input on the website, helping to identify places where we can improve, and letting us know you would like to get involved. Please feel free to send an email to KCWatersinfo@gmail.com. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Specific information we hope to receive includes:
- Additional water-related events in the Metro area. Be sure to include all pertinent information including time and date of event, location, contact information, and a description of the event;
- Scientific reports, data, and information regarding water resources in the metro area;
- Mistakes or inaccuracies regarding data or information contained on the website. This site aggregates data and information from several different locations and as such may occasionally include transposition errors or other minor issues related to formatting of data; and
- Water quality data collected from the metropolitan area (see below).
Submitting Data to KCWaters.org
KCWaters.org uses an open source database created by TetraTech Inc. (EDAS2) to store data. The data available for download and viewing on KCWaters.org (currently only EPA’s Urban Water Monitoring Data) is the result of a query of the database based on the user’s request (type of sampling, year, site location, etc). KCWaters.org would like to serve additional data in the same format, using the same approach.
Currently, data is separated into three categories (EPA, USGS, and voluntary monitoring). Additional categories will be added (such as local government) as data is submitted to KCWaters. If you or your organization, possesses data that would be an asset to the community please consider, saving the following template and follow the instructions. After completion (or if you have questions) email KCWatersinfo@gmail.com.
It may take several days for data to be uploaded into the database, and additional questions may be asked regarding QA/QC, data quality objectives, methods, etc., to ensure that data is entered properly.