Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Civil Engineering

First Advisor

James N. Dornbush

Second Advisor

John R. Andersen


The main objectives of this White River Basin study were to analyze flow variation records, to investigate existing river water quality data as compared with the designated beneficial uses for the basin and to consider the influence of present and future irrigation development. Data were collected from a number of sources and brought together for interpretation with respect to these objectives. The streamflow study utilizes the streamflow records from 10 gaging stations in the White River Basin. It is expected that the results of this investigation may be of assistance to the South Dakota Water Resources Commission and the South Dakota Committee on Water Pollution in developing their statewide plans.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Water -- Purification
Water resources development -- South Dakota
White River Basin (S.D.)



Number of Pages



South Dakota State University