Watershed Planning, Monitoring, and

Assessment Section


R. Trevor Flynn, Chief
Bureau of Water
Watershed Planning, Monitoring, and Assessment Section

1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 420
Topeka, KS 66612-1367
(785) 296-8791
FAX: (785) 559-4258

Purpose:

The purpose of the Watershed Planning, Monitoring, and Assessment Section is as follows:

  • Implement sections 303(c), 303(d), 303(e), 305(b), and 604(b) of the Clean Water Act.
  • Identify and prioritize impaired streams, lakes, and wetlands and develop Total Maximum Daily Loads for high priority waterbodies.
  • Develops statewide surface water quality standards.
  • Provides information on the chemical, physical, and biological properties of streams, publicly owned lakes and wetlands in Kansas.
  • Tracks environmental contaminant levels in fish and other aquatic life and issues fish consumption advisories.
  • Monitors water quality conditions in streams and publicly owned lakes and wetlands throughout Kansas and performs special water pollution investigations in cooperation with KDHE district offices and other governmental agencies.
  • Perform compliance monitoring at NPDES permitted facilities to determine the status of compliance with discharge permit requirements.
  • Maintain and update the Kansas Surface Water register identifying classified streams and lakes along with designated use status and use attainability analysis status.
  • Develop the biennial Kansas Integrated Water Quality Assessment Report (305(b) and 303(d))

What's New:






Staff:

Watershed Planning, Monitoring, and Assessment Section

NAME PHONE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

Trevor Flynn

(785) 296-8791

Section Chief

Planning and Standards Unit 

Michelle Probasco

(785) 296-8229

Unit Chief

Chelsea Paxson

(785) 296-5520

TMDL & 303(d) Impaired Waters List

Leena Divakar

(785) 296-0079

TMDL & 303(d) Impaired Waters List

Julia Young

(785) 296-5508

Water Quality Standards

Karle Woodward

(785) 296-1209

NPDES Certifications

Assessment and Information Unit

Mike Butler

(785) 296-5580

Unit Chief

Willis Sontheimer

(785) 296-1981

KS Surface Water Register & Mapping Applications

Shawn Weber

(785) 296-6352

Compliance Monitoring & UAA

Elizabeth Smith

(785) 296-4332

Probabilistic Monitoring & Integrated Report 305(b)

Vacant

 

Probabilistic Monitoring

Monitoring and Analysis Unit

Tony Stahl

(785) 296-5578

Unit Chief

Jeff Scott

(785) 296-7415

Stream Chemistry Monitoring

Clint Goodrich

(785) 291-3676

Stream Biology & Fish Tissue

Adam Blackwood

(785) 296-6220

Stream Biology Monitoring

Layne Knight

(785) 291-3885

Lake and Wetland Monitoring

Britini Bauer

(785) 296-5576

Lake and Wetland Monitoring