Watershed Planning, Monitoring, and

Assessment Section


Tom Stiles, Chief
Bureau of Water
Watershed Planning, Monitoring, and Assessment Section

1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 420
Topeka, KS 66612-1367
(785) 296-6170
FAX: (785) 296-5509

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))

Whats New:






Staff:

Watershed Planning, Monitoring, and Assessment Section

Tom Stiles

Section Chief

(785) 296-5509

Planning and Standards Unit 

Trevor Flynn

Unit Leader, Environmental Scientist

(785) 296-8791

Michelle Probasco

Environmental Scientist

(785) 296-8229

Yan Wang

Environmental Scientist

(785) 296-5508

Karle Woodward

Environmental Scientist

(785) 296-1209

Assessment and Information Unit

Mike Butler

Unit Leader, Environmental Scientist

(785) 296-5580

Eva Hays

Environmental Scientist

(785) 296-1981

Steve Haslouer

Environmental Scientist

(785) 296-0079

Shawn Weber

Environmental Scientist

(785) 296-6352

Elizabeth Smith

Environmental Scientist

(785) 296-4332

Chris Janssen

Environmental Scientist

(785) 296-5520

Monitoring and Analysis Unit

Tony Stahl

Unit Leader, Environmental Scientist

(785) 296-5578

Ed Carney

Environmental Scientist

(785) 296-5575

Diana Lehmann

Environmental Scientist

(785) 296-5576

Clint Goodrich

Environmental Scientist

(785) 291-3676

Layne Knight

Environmental Scientist

(785) 291-3885

Jeff Scott

Environmental Scientist

(785) 296-7415