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The Blue River Report Card

How healthy is the Blue River?

The Blue River is Kansas City’s river, flowing 41 miles across Kansas and Missouri into the heart of the Metro before it meets the Missouri River.

 

The Blue River has many tributaries that have their own local importance to the community. These tributaries include Brush, Indian, Tomahawk, Coffee, Wolf and Camp Branch Creeks.

 

The Blue River Report Card is a unique year long iterative process with stakeholders that seeks to grade the watershed holistically. This holistic approach takes data from a wide array of categories and indicators to best understand the health of the river as well as the community’s connection to the Blue River.

 

The Blue River Report Card will increase awareness among Kansas City communities, and progress watershed protection policies and actions that will ensure the Blue River remains an asset to Kansas Citians into the future.

Upper

Wolf Creek to Indian Creek

C-

Middle

Indian Creek to Brush Creek

C

Lower

Brush Creek to Missouri River

D

The Blue River

travels 42 miles

South from Kansas

North to the 

Missouri River

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Categories and Indicators

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Watersheds

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Challenges

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Glossary of Terms

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Results

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Take Action

Visit Us:

 

Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center

4750 Troost Avenue

Kansas City, MO 64110

 

info@heartlandconservationalliance.org

(816) 759-7305, ext. 1148

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