Unified Interior Regions

South Dakota

Surface water and groundwater provide important water supplies in South Dakota. Major rivers include the Big Sioux, James, Cheyenne, and Missouri Rivers. Key aquifers include the Dakota, Madison, Minnelusa, and Big Sioux aquifers. The Dakota Water Science Center has many studies that focus on these resources as well various other national and international studies. 

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December 31, 2013

2013 LDCM A New Era

A 2013 promotional video on Landsat Data Continuity Mission: A New Era
 

December 31, 2013

2013 LDCM Mission J Irons and Others

A 2013 video on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission
 

Image: Rhoads Fork Near Rochford, SD
December 31, 2013

Rhoads Fork Near Rochford, SD

U.S. Geological Survey streamgage at Rhoads Fork near Rochford, South Dakota. Headwater springflow at the eastern edge of the Limestone Plateau provides flow to Rhoads Fork.

Image: Showcase gage in Rapid City, SD
November 27, 2013

Showcase gage in Rapid City, SD

A streamgage with outreach capabilities is under construction at Rapid Creek at Rapid City (06414000), which is located in Founders Park in Rapid City, SD. The gage will provided visitors with information about how streamflow is measured and other water-resource topics. Streamgage is operated in cooperation with the City of Rapid City.

Image: Small Stock Dam near West Brule Community, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, SD
November 19, 2013

Small Stock Dam near West Brule Community, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, SD

Small stock dam near West Brule Community. A reconnaissance-level study of selected wetlands on and near the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota was completed in 2012-13 by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe using ground surveys and water-quality analyses. Ground surveys of six wetland areas (Dorman Slough, Little Bend

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Image: Wetland Dugout at an Unnamed Slough, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, SD
November 18, 2013

Wetland Dugout at an Unnamed Slough, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, SD

Dugout at unnamed slough. A reconnaissance-level study of selected wetlands on and near the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota was completed in 2012-13 by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe using ground surveys and water-quality analyses. Ground surveys of six wetland areas (Dorman Slough, Little Bend Wetlands, Miller

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Image: Unnamed Slough, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, SD
November 18, 2013

Unnamed Slough, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, SD

View of unnamed slough wetland area. A reconnaissance-level study of selected wetlands on and near the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota was completed in 2012-13 by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe using ground surveys and water-quality analyses. Ground surveys of six wetland areas (Dorman Slough, Little Bend Wetlands

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Image: Miller Pond, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, SD
November 17, 2013

Miller Pond, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, SD

View of inundated dugout berms at Miller Pond wetland area. A reconnaissance-level study of selected wetlands on and near the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota was completed in 2012-13 by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe using ground surveys and water-quality analyses. Ground surveys of six wetland areas (Dorman Slough

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Image: Trail Camera Installation to Monitor Erosion along Missouri River
September 11, 2013

Trail Camera Installation to Monitor Erosion along Missouri River

A South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student working for the USGS South Dakota Water Science Center installed a trail camera at the Lodge site in the fall of 2013 to take time-lapse images of shoreline erosion along the Missouri River near the town of Lower Brule on the Lower Brule Reservation.

Image: Trail Camera Installation to Monitor Erosion along Missouri River
September 11, 2013

Trail Camera Installation to Monitor Erosion along Missouri River

A South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student working for the USGS South Dakota Water Science Center installed a trail camera in the fall of 2013 on a pole at the Playground site to take time-lapse images of shoreline erosion along the Missouri River near the town of Lower Brule on the Lower Brule Reservation.

Image: Monitoring Bank Erosion at Lower Brule, SD
August 23, 2013

Monitoring Bank Erosion at Lower Brule, SD

National Park Service personnel, use the Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation data collection handheld equipment while Ryan Thompson (USGS) explains their use, assisted by USGS students Vicki Prautzsch and Adonnis Martinez, during a 1-day field demonstration. The demonstration was hosted by the Lower Brule Environmental Protection Office and USGS for Tribes,

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Image: Buffalo at Indirect Measurement at Beaver Creek, SD
August 15, 2013

Buffalo at Indirect Measurement at Beaver Creek, SD

U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Technician, Joel Petersen, has a buffalo audience while performing an indirect streamflow measurement survey at Beaver Creek near Pringle on August, 15, 2013.