groundwater contamination http://kmuw.org en Ferric Sulfate Leaks Into Arkansas River http://kmuw.org/post/ferric-sulfate-leaks-arkansas-river <p></p><p>A chemical used for water treatment leaked into the Arkansas River overnight near downtown Wichita. Public Works &amp; Utilities maintenance crews have plugged the leak. KMUW’s Carla Eckels reports...</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:22:00 +0000 Carla Eckels 37215 at http://kmuw.org Ferric Sulfate Leaks Into Arkansas River City Council Approves Plan To Address Contaminated Groundwater In West Wichita http://kmuw.org/post/city-council-approves-plan-address-contaminated-groundwater-west-wichita <p>The Wichita City Council has approved a water plan for an area near a section of the city where officials have found contaminated groundwater.</p><p>On Tuesday the council approved an emergency water line for Rolling Hills Court in west Wichita.</p><p>Rolling Hills Court is next to, but not within, an area in Wichita where the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has identified groundwater contamination from a former dry cleaning business.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:46:51 +0000 Associated Press 36193 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Geological Survey Says That Groundwater Levels Decreased More Slowly in 2013 http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-geological-survey-says-groundwater-levels-decreased-more-slowly-2013 <p>The Kansas Geological Survey says groundwater levels in southwest Kansas declined at a slower pace in 2013 than in recent years.</p><p>The KGS also says increases in wells around south-central Kansas are attributed to above-average rainfall that reduced irrigation during the spring growing season.</p><p>Preliminary information shows that water tables in southwest Kansas dropped over 2 feet last year. During each of the three previous years, water levels fell by more than 3 feet.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:49:48 +0000 Associated Press 30766 at http://kmuw.org Settlement Reached In Salina Groundwater Cleanup http://kmuw.org/post/settlement-reached-salina-groundwater-cleanup <p></p><p></p><p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Salina officials and the federal government have reached a financial settlement to cover another step in cleaning up contaminated groundwater and soil at a former Air Force base.</span></font> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 19:15:20 +0000 Associated Press 9901 at http://kmuw.org Settlement Reached In Salina Groundwater Cleanup