Geohydrology of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, South Dakota

Hydrologic Atlas 585



Effective improvement of economic and social conditions of Indians living on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation has been hampered by lack of adequate and reliable information about the quantity and quality of water supplies available for development.  Compounding the problem is the recent fillinf of Oahe Reservoir, which flooded about 105,00 acres of Indian land, and the consequent relocation of many residents.  This report summarizes the results of a water-resources study made at the request of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.  It is intended to provide some of the needed information on water supplies that could be used to alleviate the problems mentioned.

The cooperation and courtesy extended by many farmers, ranchers, and residents of the area contributed greatly to the success of the study.  Special thanks are due to Mr. John Wall, U.S. Public Health Service, Eagle Butte, and to the personnel of the Land Operations and Conservation Unites of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eagle Butte.

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Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geohydrology of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Series title Hydrologic Atlas
Series number 585
DOI 10.3133/ha585
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Denver, CO
Contributing office(s) South Dakota Water Science Center, Dakota Water Science Center
Description 3 Plates: 46.78 x 47.70 inches or smaller
Country United States
State South Dakota
Other Geospatial Cheyenne River Indian Reservation
Scale 500000
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N