Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Agricultural Engineering


As a result of the Federal Water Quality Act of 1965 all states of the union were required to develop water quality standards for the interstate waters within their boundaries and after holding public hearings, adopt such standards prior to June 30, 1967 (1- 1) . The required public hearings for the state of South Dakota have been held, a set of standards has been adopted by the state, and approval by the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration is pending This study was undertaken in an effort to determine the impact of the surface water quality standards on the Big Sioux River immediately below the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Attempts were made to define existing problems as well as areas which may require further investigation, and to suggest some possible solutions to problems which may arise as action is taken to comply with the standards.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Refuse and refuse disposal




South Dakota State University