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Surface Water Quality Monitoring Data

Metadata Updated: February 9, 2024

The Big Sioux River has the following designated beneficial uses established by the State of South Dakota: Domestic Water Supply, Warm water Semi-permanent Fish Life, Warm water Marginal Fish Life, Immersion Recreation, Limited Contact Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Propagation, and Irrigation. The State of South Dakota has established Water Quality Criteria (WQC) to protect this water body for these designated uses. Skunk Creek is a major contributor to the flow and overall character to the water quality of the Big Sioux River in Sioux Falls, however, the Skunk Creek does not have the same designated uses as the Big Sioux River. The Public Works Environmental Division monitors the conditions along the Big Sioux River as well as Skunk Creek in the Sioux Falls area. Monitoring data for Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Escherichia Coli bacteria (E. Coli), and Total Suspended Solids (TSS) is available for public review. The water quality criteria for each of these parameters are outlined on the City's Environmental Division website. To view data on each segment of the river that is monitored, find the parameter of interest and then select either historic data or recent month’s data.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. Non-Federal: This dataset is covered by different Terms of Use than See Terms License: Creative Commons Attribution

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Metadata Created Date April 22, 2023
Metadata Updated Date February 9, 2024

Metadata Source

Harvested from City of Sioux Falls Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date April 22, 2023
Metadata Updated Date February 9, 2024
Publisher City of Sioux Falls GIS
Data First Published 2023-04-07T18:59:54.000Z
Data Last Modified 2023-11-08T21:15:38.000Z
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Public Access Level public
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