Department of Economics
The eastern counties of South Dakota constitute the most densely populated area in the state. It is also in this part of the state that some of the more intensive agricultural production and processing activities are conducted.
One of the main sources of water in eastern South Dakota is the Big Sioux River. The Federal Water Quality Act of 1965 required that each state establish standards of water quality for interstate streams, such as the Big Sioux, in an attempt to maintain certain regional levels of water quality. In 1967 such standards and a plan for implementing them were developed and adopted by the South Dakota Committee on Water Pollution. This study reviews these standards in reference to selected pollutants in the Big Sioux River.
Big Sioux River water quality criteria, Big Sioux River pollution
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Wiebe, J. E., "Water Quality Criteria: An Analysis as Applied to the Big Sioux River" (1973). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 613.