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DANR wants public comment on surface water draft


The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources seeks public comment on a surface water report.

The state uses the 2024 Integrated Report for Surface Water Quality Assessment to identify impaired waterbodies. It's also a requirement for the federal Clean Water Act.

The report details South Dakota's surface water resources, information on pollutants, and descriptions of the state's water quality monitoring programs.

Officials with the D-A-N-R want public input on the draft to help ensure water quality is being considered across the state.

Comments will be accepted through March 4th.

Ryan is the local host of "Morning Edition". Originally from Iowa, he first came to the Black Hills to study at SD Mines. After graduating in 2019, he was an educator in Arizona and North Dakota before returning to the Black Hills.