| 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 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
New Watershed Protection Project Pages
We have recently added new pages to the DENR Watershed Protection website that describe water quality projects carried out by the Watershed Protection Program. Check out our Statewide Lake Assessment and National Rivers and Streams Assessment pages and click on the Storymap links to learn about the work we do. More project pages will be added in the future so be sure to check back later.
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