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

Barry McLaury, Administrator - Email
Vickie Maberry, 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:


Watershed Protection Announcements




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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