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South Dakota Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources

South Dakota Lakes and Rivers Map
South Dakota Rivers Shown on the Map:   Bad River, Belle Gourcher River, Big Sioux River, Boxelder Creek, Cherry Creek, Cheyenne River, Elk Creek, Elm River, Grande River, James River, Keya Paha River, Little Missouri River, Little White River, Missouri River, Moreau River, Okobojo Creek, Rapid Creek, Snake Creek, South Fork Grande River, Spring Creek, Turtle Creek, Vermillion River and White River.

South Dakota Lakes Shown on the Map:   Angostura Reservoir, Belle Fourche Reservoir, Lake Francis Case, Lake Oahe, Lake Sharpe, Lewis and Clark Lake, Mud Lake Reservoir and Waubay Lake.

 South Dakota Stream and River Levels
South Dakota river levels map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout South Dakota. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated South Dakota river and stream levels from USGS here.

 South Dakota Stream and River Level Alerts
South Dakota water level alerts
The United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve South Dakota stream and river level alerts.

 South Dakota Water Publications
South Dakota precipitation map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in South Dakota. View the water resource publications for South Dakota here.

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 South Dakota Drought Map
South Dakota drought map
The United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current South Dakota drought map here.

 South Dakota Precipitation Map
South Dakota precipitation map
The National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for South Dakota and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an South Dakota precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.

 South Dakota Elevation Map
South Dakota elevation map
The topography of an area determines the direction of stream flow and often is a primary influence on the geographic distribution of precipitation. View a detailed South Dakota elevation map.

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