Midwest Citizens for Responsible Outdoor Lighting - MCROL

Kansas State Parks Light Pollution impact - 1997 Study

Summary - Two-thirds of Kansas State Parks analyzed have moderate to severe light pollution problems.

Over 40% of Kansas State Parks analyzed have severe light pollution problems
and have lost the ability to see half of the visible stars. - RW

Light Pollution Impact - Severe

Light Pollution Impact - Moderate

    Crawford State Park Eisenhower State Park Kanopolis State Park
         
    Lovewell State Park Mushroom Rock State Park Prairie Dog State Park
         

Light Pollution Impact - Slight

    Cedar Bluff State Park Fall River State Park Glen Elder State Park
         
    Lake Scott State Park Meade State Park Toronto State Park
         
     
    Webster State Park Wilson State Park  
         

As a rough estimate - around Green you loose approximately half of the visible stars and around Orange you loose three-fourths. - Robert Wagner

  • Key and US Forecasted Growth
    These images were produced using the North American Night Sky Brightness Overlay and Google Earth.
    The list of 156 Mandatory Class 1 Federal Areas is available at the EPA Website.
    A map of Federal Class 1 Areas is available at the NPS Website.
    This site is maintained by Robert Wagner - of Kansas City, MO. Please contact me if you have any additional relevant information or corrections.