South Dakota Fish Consumption Advisories  

 

Each year, the Departments of Health, Environment and Natural Resources, and Game Fish and Parks cooperate to perform fish collection and sampling.  The Department of Health issues consumption advisories.

 

The state of South Dakota has issued consumption advisories based on Mercury concentrations in fish, for: Bitter Lake, Coal Springs Reservoir, Elm Lake, Hazeldon Lake, Hurley Lake, Island Lake (North), Lake Isabel, Lake Minnewasta, Lardy Lake, Long Lake, Lynn Lake, Middle Lynn Lake, Newell Lake, Opitz Lake, Pudwell Dam, Swan Lake, Twin Lakes/Highway 81, Reid Lake, Roosevelt Lake, and Twin Lakes (Minnehaha).  For more information please visit the Department of Health website.

 

Waterbodies Tested (1994 - 2013)
Amsden Dam, Day County Lake Oahe (West Whitlock), Potter County
Angostura Reservoir, Fall River County Lake Oahe, Stanley/Sulley County
Antelope Lake, Day County Lake Oakwood (East Oakwood Lake), Brookings County
Bear Butte Creek, Lawrence County Lake Pocasse, Campbell County
Beaver Lake, Minnehaha County Lake Poinsett, Hamlin County
Belle Fourche Reservoir, Butte County Lake Roosevelt, Tripp County

Belle Fourche River (near Vale), Butte County

Belle Fourche River, Butte County

Lake Sharpe (Farm Island Area), Hughes County
Big Sioux River, Minnehaha County Lake Sharpe (Joe Creek Area), Hughes/Lyman County
Bitter Lake, Day County Lake Sharpe (North Shore Area), Buffalo/Lyman County
Blue Dog Lake, Day County Lake Sharpe, Stanley/Lyman
Brakke Dam, Lyman County Lake Sinai, Brookings County
Brant Lake, Lake County

Lake Thompson, Kingsbury County

Lardy Lake, Day County

Brush Lake, Brookings County Lemmon Lake (East), Perkins County
Bullhead Lake, Deuel County Lily Lake, Day County
Bullhead Lake, Roberts County Little Missouri River, Harding County
Burke Lake, Gregory County Little Moreau #1, Dewey County

Cattail Lake, Marshall County

Long Lake, Codington County

Cavour Lake, Beadle County Lynn Lake, Day County
Cheyenne River (below Edgement), Fall River County Mankey Slough, Clark County
Cheyenne River (near Angostura Reservoir), Fall River County Marindahl Lake, Yankton County

Cheyenne River (near Wasta), Pennington County

Cheyenne River, Pennington County

McCook Lake, Union County
Clear Lake, Deuel and Marshall County McNenney State Fish Hatchery, Lawrence County
Cleghorn Springs Hatchery, Pennington County Middle Lynn Lake, Day County

Coal Springs Reservoir, Perkins County

Mina Lake (Lake Parmley), Edmunds County
Cottonwood Lake, Spink and Sully County Missouri River, Yankton County
Crooked Lake, Grant County Murdo Lake, Jones County
Curlew Lake, Meade County Newell Lake, Butte County
Deerfield Reservoir, Pennington County North Fork Whetstone River, Grant County
Diamond Lake, Minnehaha County North Twin Lake, Minnehaha County
Dry Lake #2, Clark County Opitz Lake, Day County
Dry Lake, Codington County Pactola Reservoir, Pennington County

East 81 Lake, Brookings County (see West 81 Lake/Twin Lakes

Pelican Lake, Codington County

Pickerel Lake, Day County

Elm Lake, Brown County Piyas Lake, Marshall County
Enemy Swim Lake, Day County Pott's Dam, Potter County
Fate Dam, Lyman County  Pudwell Dam, Corson County

Goldsmith Lake, Brookings County

Goose Lake, Codington County

Punished Women Lake, Codington County

Rapid Creek, Pennington County

Hayes Lake, Stanley County Ravine Lake, Beadle County
Horseshoe Lake, Day County Red Iron Lake, South - Marshall County
Hurricane Lake, Roberts County Reetz Lake, Day County
Isabel Lake, Dewey County Reid Lake, Clark County
Island Lake (North), Minnehaha County Richmond Dam, Brown County
James River, Beadle County Roosevelt Lake, Tripp County
Lake Albert, Grant County Rose Hill Lake, Hand County
Lake Alice, Deuel County Roy Lake, Marshall County
Lake Alvin, Lincoln County Rush Lake, Day County
Lake Byre, Lyman County School Lake, Deuel County
Lake Byron, Beadle County

Shadehill Reservoir, Perkins County 

Lake Campbell, Brookings County  Sheridan Lake, Pennington County
Lake Carthage, Miner County Simon Dam, Potter County
Lake Cochrane, Deuel County Soukup Pond, Minnehaha County
Lake Dante, Charles Mix County South Buffalo Lake, Marshall County
Lake Dimock, Hutchinson County South Twin Lake, Minnehaha County
Lake Faulkton, Faulk County Spearfish Creek, Lawrence County

Lake Francis Case (between White River confluence & Boyer),

Staum Dam, Beadle County
Lake Francis Case (Pease Creek), Gregory/Charles Mix Counties Stockade Lake, Custer County
Lake Francis Case (Platte/Winner Bridge), Gregory County Summit Lake, Grant County

Lake Francis Case, Lyman County

Lake Henry, Bon Homme County

Swan Lake, Clark County
Lake Herman, Lake County Twin Dam, Stanley County
Lake Hiddenwood, Walworth County Twin Lake, Sanborn County
Lake Hurley, Potter County Twin Lakes, Minnehaha County
Lake Isabel, Dewey County Twin Lakes/Hwy 81, Kingsbury County
Lake Kampeska, Codington County Vermillion Lake, McCook County
Lake Louise, Hand County Waggoner Lake, Haakon County
Lake Madison, Lake County Wall Lake, Minnehaha County
Lake Minnewasta, Day County Waubay Lake, Day County
Lake Mitchell, Davison County West 81 Lake/Twin Lakes Complex, Brookings/Kingsbury County
Lake Oahe (Cow Creek), Sully County Whitewood Creek, Lawrence County
Lake Oahe (Grand River Embayment), Corson County  Whitewood Lake, Kingsbury County
Lake Oahe (Minneconjou Bay), Stanley County Wilmarth Lake, Aurora County 
Lake Oahe (Moreau River Embayment), Dewey County  
Waterbodies Tested 2014
Angostura Reservoir, Fall River County Lake Oahe, Stanley, Corson, Dewey Counties
Clear Lake, Hamlin County Lake Poinsett, Hamlin County
Hayes Lake, Stanley County Lake Waggoner, Haakon County
Hazeldon Lake, Day County Lynn Lake, Day County
Lake Albert, Kingsbury County Richmond Dam, Brown County
Lake Hanson, Hanson County Summit Lake, Grant County
Lake Henry, Kingsbury County Waubay Lake, Day County
Lake Hiddenwood, Walworth County Whitewood Creek, Lawrence County
Lake Kampeska, Codington County  

 

GF&P and DENR personnel obtaining a plug of fillet tissue from a Largemouth Bass.  The tissue is sent to the state health laboratory for analysis.  This fish was released and has a excellent chance for recovery.

 

 

For more information contact:

  • Pat Snyder - Dept. of Environment & Natural Resources (605) 773-3351;
  • Bill Chalcraft - Dept. of Health (605) 773-3907; or
  • John Lott - Dept. of Game, Fish, & Parks (605) 773-4508.