You Oughta Know

Find out about state's waterway conditions

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What it is: Information about stream conditions across Kansas

Why you would want it: To check for potential flooding in an area you plan to visit or view recent conditions on a waterway where you're planning to fish, canoe or kayak. Or just to learn more about water conditions anywhere in Kansas. You can click on a stream gauge location and get detailed conditions and forecasts, or sign up for e-mail or text alerts.

How to get it: Go to

How much it will cost: The information is free.