Are you interested in learning more about South Dakota
lakes and streams?
Due to limited resources, information about the water quality in our lakes and streams is
limited. Some lakes in South Dakota have no water quality information at all, while others are
only sampled once every four years or so. Dakota Water Watch is a system of trained citizen
volunteers who take time each year to gather water quality information on lakes, streams, and
wetlands in their area. This citizen gathered information helps to fill the gaps in existing data.
With more data, we have the ability to help improve or maintain the water quality in South
Dakota lakes and streams.
Any and all information is helpful and there are several ways that you can participate in Dakota Water
Watch. We have over 40 active volunteers who monitor more than 75 sites and the program is getting
bigger all the time. If you would like to get involved and volunteer a small amount of your time to this
worthwhile cause, click the "Register Online Now!" button.
You can find more information about the monitoring options our program has to offer. Click on the
buttons to the left to learn more about Lake Index Site Monitoring, Screening & Baseline Monitoring,
Bacteria Monitoring, and Other Monitoring.
It doesn't cost you anything but a little bit of your time. The Dakota Water Watch staff will provide all
the needed training and supplies you will need. You may also be eligible to receive travel and shipping
East Dakota Water Development District
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