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Media Advisory: Water-quality report to be released by USGS and Kansas City
Released: 9/6/2006 6:53:50 AM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Heidi Koontz, USGS 1-click interview
Phone: 303-202-4763

Colleen Newmann-Rigg, KCMO
Phone: 816-513-0232

How good (or bad) is the water quality in Blue River and Brush Creek?

The answer depends on when and where you are in the basin. Results from the most comprehensive water-quality study to date will be unveiled Thursday, Sept. 7, by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and officials from the Kansas City, Mo. Water Services Department.

Initiated in 1998, this study characterizes the water quality of receiving streams, provides a better understanding of the various factors that influence water quality in the Blue River Basin, and supplies scientific data to assist in the overflow control plan development.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. press conference

Note: Technical presentation begins at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Urban Conservation Campus
4750 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, Mo. 64110
Phone: 816/759-7300

WHO: USGS scientists and officials from Kansas City, Mo. Water Services Department

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