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USGS 104b Research Projects

Proposal Information

In FY2020, the South Dakota Water Resources Institute (SD WRI) USGS 104b small grant research program funded research totaling approximately $53,000. Four pre-proposals were submitted in FY2020. All pre-proposals were reviewed by six reviewers, representing the South Dakota DENR, South Dakota NRCS, South Dakota Corn Council, East Dakota Water Development District, and RESPEC Consulting & Services 


The following three proposals were selected for funding under the FY2020 SDSU WRI 104b research grant program: 

Assessment and Improvement of Performance of Septic Systems in Cold Climates (Year 2). Lead PI: Dr. S. Geza South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Improvement of Denitrification Bioreactor Performance Using Weathered Woodchips (Year 2).  Lead  PI: Dr. G. Hua, South Dakota State University

Understanding Contaminant Transport Processes in the Madison Aquifer.  Lead PI:  Dr. L. Li, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology