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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 Use in South Dakota

The U.S. Geological Survey collects and disseminates data on water use in South Dakota and the Nation through the National Water-Use Information Program. National water-use information, which includes water-use estimates for the State of South Dakota, has been published every five years since 1950. The latest publication is U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1405, Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2010. The estimated use of water in South Dakota for 2000 also is available at The estimated use of water in South Dakota for 2005 is available at

Cover for Circular 1344
Cover for SIR 2008-5216

General water-use information and data used to compile national reports since 1985 are available from the National Water Use HomePage. Data are grouped by major water-use category such as irrigation or public-supply.

South Dakota water-use photo gallery

Please direct questions concerning water use in South Dakota to:

Louis Leader Charge

or contact:

U.S. Geological Survey
1608 Mountain View Road
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-3220

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