Water Quality Monitoring Network

 

Photograph of the Redwater River in western South DakotaThe Department of Environment and Natural Resources maintains an extensive surface water quality monitoring network at many of South Dakota’s streams. There are currently 146 active ambient monitoring stations across the state. The data from these sampling stations helps the Department identify problems, document improvements and demonstrate overall trends in the quality of South Dakota waters.

 

Water Quality Monitoring Station Information

Water Quality Monitoring Station Map

Analysis Groups (Field and Laboratory Parameters)

Download Data at Storet Warehouse

  • Search by Storet ID# (located in the Water Quality Monitoring Station Information link)
  • Search by organization ID:  SDDENR_WQX

For more information, contact Shannon Minerich or call (605) 773-3351.

 


 

STORET

Photograph of Pat Snyder performing field filtering of a water sample.

Storet waterdrop graphic.

As stated above, South Dakota conducts sampling at numerous stream sites throughout the state. This information is entered into a national database called "STORET," which stands for STOrage and RETrieval system.

 

Water quality information from these sites can be obtained from STORET, and is used to develop Surface Water Discharge permits and evaluate ambient stream quality. For more information, contact Shannon Minerich or by calling (605) 773-3351.