Archived Data & Other Information
For lake index site monitoring, volunteers observe, measure, and record environmental data as well as collect water samples. Lake index site monitoring is done away from the shoreline, and therefore requires the use of a boat, canoe, or kayak. Environmental data that is recorded is the same as those recorded by screening and baseline monitors and include parameters such as air/water temperature, wind conditions, wildlife present, Secchi disk depth, and overall perception of the condition of the water body. During each sampling event, two water samples are collected and sent to the State Health Lab in Pierre for analysis. There, parameters such as, Ammonia, Nitrates, TKN, and total Phosphorous are determined. Locations are sampled twice a month between April and October.
Questions? Contact:
Jeremy Hinke
East Dakota Water Development District
(605) 688-6741

Monitoring Options

Newsletter Archive

Lake Maps

Annual Report Archive

Monitoring Basics
Lake Andes
Brant Lake
Lake Cochrane
Grass Lake
Lake Herman
Lake Kampeska
Long Lake
Lake Madison
McCook Lake
Lake Pocasse
Round Lake
Timber Lake
Waubay Lake
2008 Newsletter1
2008 Newsletter2
2009 Newsletter1
2009 Newsletter2
2010 Newsletter
2011 Newsletter
2008 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
Secchi Disk & Transparency Tube
Invasive Species
Blue-Green Algae
For more information on local aquatic plants, check out the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center on the USGS web page.

2011 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
News Stories
SDPB - Black Hills news story