| 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.
Watershed Protection Announcements
DENR Accepting Applications for Water Quality Projects
DENR is accepting applications through Oct. 1 for projects eligible for Clean Water Act, Section 319 nonpoint source control grants. Eligible applicants include governmental agencies, state government subdivisions, certain nonprofit organizations, and federally recognized Indian tribes. Section 319 of the federal Clean Water Act provides grants to reduce water pollution from nonpoint sources, such as polluted runoff from urban, agricultural and forest lands. Click here for Section 319 application guidance.
Skunk Creek NWQI Project
DENR has partnered with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the City of Sioux Falls to improve water quality in Skunk Creek. This project is part of the National Water Quality Initiative, which targets small, high priority watersheds where on-farm conservation efforts will deliever the greatest water quality improvements. Click here more information about the Skunk Creek NWQI project.
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