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USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.

There is a USGS Water Science Center office in each State. Washington Oregon California Idaho Nevada Montana Wyoming Utah Colorado Arizona New Mexico North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Texas Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Wisconsin Illinois Mississippi Michigan Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Alabama Pennsylvania West Virginia Georgia Florida Caribbean Alaska Hawaii New York Vermont New Hampshire Maine Massachusetts South Carolina North Carolina Rhode Island Virginia Connecticut New Jersey Maryland-Delaware-D.C.

Water Resources Discipline

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is the Nation's largest earth-science agency and has the principal responsibility within the Federal government for providing hydrologic information and for appraising the Nation's water resources.

The water resources of South Dakota consist of numerous streams, springs, lakes, and aquifer systems. Continuous streamflow is measured at about 150 locations. Continuous water-level data are published for 7 observation wells and measured at 60 additional wells. Water quality is sampled at over 34 locations, and water-use data are collected throughout South Dakota.

These hydrologic and other data are used in research and hydrologic studies to describe the quantity, quality, and location of South Dakota's water resources. The collection, analysis, and interpretation of these data are done in cooperation with other federal, state and local agencies, universities, and research centers.

Water activities in South Dakota are based at USGS offices in Rapid City, Huron, and Pierre.  Addresses and contact information for these offices are:

SD Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
1608 Mt. View Road
Rapid City, SD 57702
   Contact:  Director
                  Mark T. Anderson
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Programs Office
U.S. Geological Survey
111 Kansas Ave SE
Huron, SD 57350
   Contact: Ryan Thompson
                  605-352-4241 ext. 225
Field Office
U.S. Geological Survey
28563 Powerhouse Rd
Pierre, SD 57501
   Contact:  Craig Solberg

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