Dakota Water Science Center
Reliable Scientific Information to Describe and Understand the Earth
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Welcome to the Dakota Water Science Center. In 2016, the South and North Dakota Water Science Centers were combined into a single Science Center. Here you will find water-related information including the science conducted and the data collected from across the Dakotas. If you have any questions or have difficulty finding anything, please contact us for assistance.
Current Dakota Water Conditions
Explore real-time Dakota streamflow, groundwater, and water-quality conditions and access data with our interactive map.Current Conditions
Science at DWSC
The Dakota Water Science Center collects high-quality hydrologic data and conducts unbiased, scientifically sound research on North and South Dakota's water resources.Explore our Science
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Explore surrounding states water data and some of our most popular data and tools.Data for the Nation
Public Invitation: South Dakota Water Rights and Water Law Workshop - September 18, 2018 in Rapid City, SD
WATER RIGHTS AND WATER LAW WORKSHOP
Media and the public are invited to attend a free meeting about South Dakota water issues on Thursday, April 19, in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Delineation of selected lithologic units using airborne electromagnetic data near Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of Cedar Rapids, began a study in 2013 to better understand the effects of drought stress on the Cedar River alluvial aquifer. After an evaluation of the existing groundwater-flow models for the alluvial aquifer, a plan was begun to construct an updated groundwater-flow model capable of...Valder, Joshua F.; Haj, Adel E.; Bristow, Emilia L.; Valseth, Kristen J.
Interactive tool to estimate groundwater elevations in central and eastern North Dakota
This report describes an interactive tool (NDakGWtool) in which a statistical model is developed using locally weighted regression to estimate monthly mean groundwater elevations for a specified latitude and longitude, referred to as the “user-specified location.” For each user-specified location, seven models are developed for each month from...Nustad, Rochelle A.; Damschen, William C.; Vecchia, Aldo V.
Quality-assurance plan for groundwater activities, U.S. Geological Survey Dakota Water Science Center
As the Nation’s principal earth-science information agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is depended upon to collect accurate data and produce factual and impartial interpretive reports. Methods for data collection and analysis that were developed by the USGS have become standard techniques used by numerous Federal, State, and local agencies...Valder, Joshua F.; Carter, Janet M.; Robinson, Steven M.; Laveau, Christopher D.; Petersen, Joel A.