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Bakken/Williston Basin Crude Oil Rail Shipment Notifications


The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) issued an order on May 7 to all railroad carriers transporting in a single train 1 million gallons or more of crude oil from the Bakken shale formation in the Williston Basin. The DOT order states that a railroad is not required to file subsequent reports unless their number of million gallon, Bakken crude oil trains entering a state changes by 25 percent. The DOT order requires that railroad carriers notify the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) for each state about the expected movement of such trains.


South Dakota Lake Level Measurements


The 2014 spring lake level measurements are now available for viewing here! Each spring and fall DENR Lake Locationsmeasures elevations on about 150 lakes to provide a historical record of lake level fluctuations. The elevations do not reflect the annual high and low elevations but they do provide a good idea of the range of elevations occurring over time. An interactive graph showing the elevations is available for each lake. These measurements may potentially be useful to individuals pursuing recreational interests or lake shore development.


Storm Response Information


For those experiencing storm-related conditions, here are some links to information that may be helpful.

   Department of Health's Flood Response page: http://doh.sd.gov/Flood/
   Storm debris disposal: http://denr.sd.gov/des/wm/wmp/documents/Flood_debris.pdf

   Asbestos removal: http://denr.sd.gov/des/wm/wmp/documents/asbestos_damaged_homes.pdf

   Drinking water well disinfection: http://doh.sd.gov/Flood/Water.aspx

   Septic systems: http://denr.sd.gov/des/fp/documents/floodseptic.pdf

   Fuel storage tanks flood guide: http://www.epa.gov/oust/pubs/ustfloodguide.pdf


Gov. Daugaard Announces $8.8 Million for Environmental Projects


Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved more than $8.8 million in grants and loans for water and waste projects. For more...


DENR Surface Water Body Report


DENR's 2014 Integrated Report for Surface Water Quality Assessment is the first state report approved in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 and one of the first two state reports approved nationwide. The biennial report integrates the contents of several reports required under the Clean Water Act and is used by the state to identify impaired water bodies in South Dakota.