| SD DENR
Joe Foss Building
523 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
Any lake, river, or stream is a reflection of its watershed. Clean and healthy watersheds mean clean and healthy waters. The DENR Watershed Protection group works to assess, improve, restore, and maintain the health of South Dakota waters by providing local government bodies, natural resource management agencies, and the general public with information, funding, and technical assistance for watershed assessment and restoration projects.
The Watershed Protection staff:
- Assess waterbodies and watersheds for impairment.
- Recommend and provide funding for water quality implementation projects and Dakota Water Watch citizens monitoring program.
- Make recommendations to the Nonpoint Source Task Force for water quality improvement projects under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.
- Prepare Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) reports for impaired waters.
Section 319 Application Summaries
The Nonpoint Source Task Force will meet Dec. 8, 2015, at the Matthew Training Center in the Joe Foss Building, 523 E. Capitol Ave. in Pierre. The Task Force will review Clean Water Act Section 319 applications and make recommendations to be considered by the Board of Water and Natural Resources and later the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Click here for more information about Section 319 applications.
DENR Surface Water Body Report
DENR's 2014 Integrated Report for Surface Water Quality Assessment has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The biennial report integrates the contents of two reports required under sections 303(d) and 305(b) of the Clean Water Act. The report is used by the state to identify impaired water bodies in South Dakota. For more information about the report, contact Shannon Minerich.
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