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WATER QUALITY

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Responding to soil erosion and nutrient flows that have led to deteriorating water quality in the Big Sioux River, several South Dakota nonprofits and agencies are looking to work with producers to improve wildlife habitat, recreation and water quality in the Eastern part of the state.
Rural residents who have been waiting for years to have access to Southwest Water will soon be able to connect.
The Sackett v. EPA case marks another attempt to pin down what is a waters of the U.S., or WOTUS, an issue that has been debated for years with the legal ambiguity a thorn in the side of farmers and ranchers, property developers and others seeking clarity on how not to run afoul of federal law.
The Sackett v. EPA case marks another attempt to pin down what is a waters of the U.S., or WOTUS, an issue that has been debated for years with the legal ambiguity a thorn in the side of farmers and ranchers, property developers and others seeking clarity on how not to run afoul of federal law.
With nearly $1.6 billion in state and federal funding for water and sewer improvements entering the coffers of cities and rural water systems, engineering and contracting firms in the state are bracing for impact.
Monday the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality cautioned that the water in Patterson Lake and Lake Tschida may contain blue-green algae that can be harmful to humans.

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The court will consider what test courts should use to determine what constitutes "waters of the United States" under the landmark 1972 Clean Water Act, the answer to which determines whether the property is subject to oversight.
City of Hoffman hired a mechanical harvester to bale weeds on Elk Lake.
Triggered by warmer weather and rising water temperatures, blue-green algae can be toxic to humans and domestic animals that consume or come in contact with water where the harmful toxins, known as cyanotoxins, are present.

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