Ground-survey and water-quality data for selected wetlands on or near the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota, 2012-13

Data Series 949
Prepared in cooperation with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
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Abstract

Numerous lakes, ponds, and wetlands are located within the Lower Brule Indian Reservation. Wetlands are an important resource providing aquatic habitat for plants and animals, and acting as a natural water filtration system. Several of the wetlands on or near the reservation are of particular interest, but information on the physical and biological integrity of these wetlands was needed to provide a base-line reference when planning for future water management needs. A reconnaissance-level study of selected wetlands on and near the Lower Brule Indian Reservation was completed in 2012–13 by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe using ground surveys and water-quality analyses. Ground surveys of six wetland areas (Dorman Slough, Little Bend Wetlands, Miller Pond, Potter Slough, an unnamed slough, and West Brule Community wetlands) were completed to map land, water, vegetation, and man-made features of the selected wetland areas using real-time kinematic global navigation satellite systems equipment. Water samples were collected from four of the selected wetlands. Two separate waterbodies were sampled at one of the wetlands for a total of five sampling locations. Water samples were analyzed for physical properties, selected inorganics, metals, nutrients, and suspended sediment. Concentrations of calcium, sodium, and sulfate were greater at the two wetland sites fed by ground water, compared to the wetland sites fed by surface runoff.

Suggested Citation

Neitzert, K.M., and Thompson, R.F., 2015, Ground-survey and water-quality data for selected wetlands on or near the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota, 2012–13: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series Report 949, 21 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds949.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Wetlands Classification and Site Selection
  • Methods
  • Ground-Survey Data
  • Water-Quality Data
  • Summary
  • References Cited
  • Appendix 1. Geodatabase for Wetlands Surveyed on or near the
    Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota, 2012–13

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Ground-survey and water-quality data for selected wetlands on or near the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota, 2012-13
Series title Data Series
Series number 949
DOI 10.3133/ds949
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) South Dakota Water Science Center, Dakota Water Science Center
Description v, 21 p.; Database
Time Range Start 2012-01-01
Time Range End 2013-12-31
Country United States
State South Dakota
Other Geospatial Lower Brule Indian Reservation
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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