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, Hurley Lake, Island Lake (North), Lake Isabel, Lake Minnewasta, Long Lake, Lardy Lake, Middle Lynn Lake, Newell Lake, Opitz Lake, Pudwell Dam, Swan Lake, the West Highway 81/Twin Lakes complex, Reid Lake, Roosevelt Lake, and Twin Lakes (Minnehaha).  For more information please visit the Department of Health website.

 

Waterbodies Tested (1994 - 2012)
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 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
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 McCook Lake, Union County
Clear Lake, 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, 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
Complex, Brookings/Kingsbury County)

Pelican Lake, Codington County
Elm Lake, Brown County Pickerel Lake, Day County
Enemy Swim Lake, Day County Piyas Lake, Marshall County
Eureka Lake, McPherson County Pott's Dam, Potter County 
Fate Dam, Lyman County Pudwell Dam, Corson County
Hayes Lake, Stanley County Punished Women Lake, Codington County
Horseshoe Lake, Day County Rapid Creek, Pennington County
Hurricane Lake, Roberts County Red Iron Lake, South - Marshall County
Isabel Lake, Dewey County Reetz Lake, Day County
Island Lake (North), Minnehaha County Reid Lake, Clark County
James River, Beadle County Richmond Dam, Brown County
Lake Albert, Grant County Roosevelt Lake, Tripp County
Lake Alice, Duel County Rose Hill Lake, Hand County
Lake Alvin, Lincoln County Roy Lake, Marshall County
Lake Byre, Lyman County Rush Lake, Day County
Lake Byron, Beadle County School Lake, Deuel County
Lake Campbell, Brookings County  Shadehill Reservoir, Perkins County 
Lake Carthage, Miner County Sheridan Lake, Pennington County
Lake Cochrane, Deuel County Simon Dam, Potter County
Lake Dante, Charles Mix County Soukup Pond, Minnehaha County
Lake Dimock, Hutchinson County South Buffalo Lake, Marshall County
Lake Faulkton, Faulk County South Twin Lake, Minnehaha County

Lake Francis Case (between White River confluence and Boyer),
Lyman/Brule Counties

Spearfish Creek, Lawrence County
Lake Francis Case (Pease Creek), Gregory/Charles Mix Counties Staum Dam, Beadle County
Lake Francis Case (Platte/Winner Bridge), Gregory County Stockade Lake, Custer County
Lake Francis Case, Lyman County Summit Lake, Grant County
Lake Herman, Lake County Swan Lake, Clark County
Lake Hiddenwood, Walworth County Twin Dam, Stanley County
Lake Hurley, Potter County Twin Lake, Sanborn County
Lake Isabel, Dewey County Twin Lakes, Minnehaha County
Lake Kampeska, Codington County Twin Lakes/Hwy 81, Kingsbury County
Lake Louise, Hand County Vermillion Lake, McCook County
Lake Madison, Lake County Waggoner Lake, Haakon County
Lake Minnewasta, Day County Wall Lake, Minnehaha County
Lake Mitchell, Davison County Waubay Lake, Day County
Lake Oahe (Cow Creek), Sully County West 81 Lake/Twin Lakes Complex, Brookings/Kingsbury County
Lake Oahe (Grand River Embayment), Corson County Whitewood Creek, Lawrence County 
Lake Oahe (Minneconjou Bay), Stanley County Whitewood Lake, Kingsbury County
Lake Oahe (Moreau River Embayment), Dewey County Wilmarth Lake, Aurora County 
Waterbodies Tested 2013
Belle Fourche River, Butte County Lake Henry, Bon Homme County
Bitter Lake, Day County Lake Louise, Hand County
Cheyenne River, Pennington County Lake Minnewasta, Day County
Clear Lake, Deuel County Lake Oakwood (East Oakwood Lake), Brookings County
Cottonwood Lake, Spink County Lardy Lake, Day County
Dry Lake, Codington County Little Moreau #1, Dewey County
Goldsmith Lake, Brookings County Long Lake, Codington County
Goose Lake, Codington County Middle Lynn Lake, Day County
James River, Beadle County Pudwell Dam, Corson County
Lake Alice, Deuel County Ravine Lake, Beadle County
Lake Alvin, Lincoln County Scott Lake, Minnehaha County
Lake Campbell, Brookings County Swan Lake, Clark County
Lake Carthage, Miner 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.