Assessing the Impact of Maneuver Training
on NPS Pollution and Water Quality
Project Number: CP:1339
To identify sources of NPS pollution resulting from military
activities and assess the impact of this pollution on surface water
- Identify military activities at Fort Riley that may contribute to
- Collect training records and input into GIS database.
- Develop remote sensing metric to assess the impact of training
- Evaluate the effectiveness of riparian buffers.
- Conduct field riparian buffer study.
- Assess the effectiveness of low water stream crossings (LWSC).
- Determine contribution of in-channel erosion from hardened
- Evaluate and modify a comprehensive riparian ecosystem model (REMM).
- Develop, calibrate, and validate REMM in Flint Hills ecoregion.
- Evaluate the most effective means of crossing streams during
- Recommend continued use of LWSC or implementation of alternative
strategies balancing military need and environmental impact.
- Model the contribution of NPS pollution on a representative
- Parameterize and run watershed water quality model based on
remote sensing metric and incorporate riparian buffer mitigation
of sediment transport.
- Develop improved field-portable sediment characterization sensor.
- Design real-time stream sediment sensor to collect data for
Research activities are organized around three focus areas, each of
which consist of data collection, modeling/design, and assessment
activities that culminate in the development of a nonpoint source
pollution decision support tool.
For more information, contact:
Dr. James Steichen
National Institute for Land Management and Training
26 Seaton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-3201
Voice: (785) 532-2101
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