SOUTH DAKOTA Department of
Environment & Natural Resources

Protecting South Dakota's Tomorrow...Today!
Joe Foss Building
523 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
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Watershed Protection

Watershed Protection

Pete Jahraus, Administrator - Email
Vicki Hanson, Senior Secretary

Phone (605) 773-4254 - Fax (605) 773-4068

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Joe Foss Building
523 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-3151

Collecting a water sample

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:




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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