Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Civil Engineering

First Advisor

James A. Dorenbush


In essence the purpose of this thesis is to determine the feasibility of controlling the Lake Poinsett surface elevation. The major objectives of the study were:
1. To weigh and evaluate the major factors that effect the water level of Lake Poinsett, 2. To determine a range of possible control elevations of the water surface, and,
3. To investigate a series of structures that could be used to control the fl ow in the natural outlet channel .

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Water-supply -- South Dakota -- Poinsett, Lake
Hydrology -- South Dakota -- Poinsett, Lake
Poinsett, Lake (S.D.)

Number of Pages



South Dakota State University