Scientific Evidence


There have been no Environmental Impact Statements on the impacts of sand and gravel dredging on the Kansas River since the 1990 Final Regulatory Report and Environmental Impact Statement on Commercial Dredging Activities on The Kansas River. 
Summary of the major findings of that report

Links to scientific publications and government reports on the impacts of sand dredging on the Kansas River and Missouri River are provided below.

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Literature Review of Water Quality Impacts of In-river mining
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Townsend, M. A. 1998. Bibliography of Water Quality Impacts of Sand and Gravel Mining. Kansas Geological Survey, Open-file Report 98-51, 32 p.  Mar 7, 2011, 7:39 PM Laura Calwell
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Sediment Removal Bibliography
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Compiled by US Fish and Wildlife Service  Mar 7, 2011, 7:41 PM Laura Calwell
 Impact on aquatic life
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Effect of dredging on fish
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Study by Craig Paukert and co-authors published in Journal of Freshwater Ecology Volume 23 Number 4, December 2008; Effect of Instream Sand Dredging on Fish Communities in the Kansas River USA: Current and Historical Perspectives.  Mar 7, 2011, 4:20 PM Laura Calwell
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Review article covering impacts to freshwater mussels
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Watters, G.T. 2000. Freshwater mussels and water quality: A review of the effects of hydrologic and instream habitat alterations. Proceedings of the First Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Symposium 1999: 261-274.  Mar 7, 2011, 5:42 PM Laura Calwell
 Kansas River
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FOK Comments on Army Corps study
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Friends of the Kaw's comments on the Army Corps of Engineers report on the hydrologic and geomorphic changes on the Kansas River  Mar 7, 2011, 9:09 PM Laura Calwell
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Kansas River Dredging EIS
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Environmental Impact Statement prepared in 1990  Mar 7, 2011, 5:50 PM Laura Calwell
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Summary overview by the Kansas Water Office
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Kansas-Lower Republican Basin High Priority Issues Kansas River Bed Degradation January 2009  Mar 7, 2011, 6:02 PM Laura Calwell
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US Army Corps of Engineers Kansas River Degradation Study
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US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District. 2010. Hydrologic and geomorphic changes on the Kansas River.  Mar 7, 2011, 5:50 PM Laura Calwell
 Missouri River
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EPA Comment on Draft EIS
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EPA's comments on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for sand and gravel dredging on the Missouri River.  Mar 7, 2011, 5:49 PM Laura Calwell
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Missouri RIver Dredging EIS
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FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR THE PROPOSED MISSOURI RIVER COMMERCIAL DREDGING PERMITS  Mar 7, 2011, 5:49 PM Laura Calwell
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National Academy Missouri River report
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National Academy of Sciences. 2010. Missouri River Planning: Recognizing and Incorporating Sediment Management.  Mar 7, 2011, 5:49 PM Laura Calwell
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US Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Degradation Study
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US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District. 2009. Missouri River Degradation Reconnaissance Study.  Mar 7, 2011, 5:49 PM Laura Calwell