SOUTH DAKOTA Department of
Environment & Natural Resources

Protecting South Dakota's Tomorrow...Today!
Joe Foss Building
523 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
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Surface Water

Surface Water Quality Monitoring Team Staff

The Surface Water Quality Standards team is responsible for surface water quality standards, uses of lakes and streams, performing ambient water quality monitoring, antidegredation, 401 water quality certification, water restoration and enhancement projects, performing environmental reviews, performing fish kill investigations, performing compliance evaluation inspections, reviewing and approving septic tank systems, and administering installer certifications.

Name Phone Number

Clark Christensen
  Environmental Scientist II

(605) 667-6953

Nicole Stasch

(605) 773-3351

Aaron Leingang
  Environmental Scientist I

(605) 773-3351

Shannon Minerich
  Environmental Scientist III

(605) 773-3351

Patrick Snyder
  Environmental Scientist IV/Team Leader

(605) 773-3351


Pierre Office Joe Foss Building  
523 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD  57501-3181
Rapid City Field Office 2050 West Main Street, Suite 1  
Rapid City, SD  57702-2493
Vermillion Field Office Akeley-Lawrence Science Center  
414 East Clark
Vermillion, SD  57069-2390