Faculty researchers from the South Dakota Water Resources Institute and SDSU Extension are part of the North Central Region Water Network project that seeks to educate the public and promote research about harmful algal blooms.
Newly organized nonprofit, Friends of Firesteel Creek, has joined the City of Mitchell and other organizations who are working to decrease the algal blooms in Lake Mitchell.
Swine manure is a rich source of nutrients, but its high phosphorus content in comparison to the other nutrients the crop needs means only so much can be spread on a field.
Associate professor Guanghui Hua, professor Chris Schmit and lecturer Kyungnan “Karen” Min are evaluating the efficiency of fresh and weathered woodchips at removing nitrates from tile drainage water.
An underwater drone capable of carrying seven sensors and taking leaf and soil samples is increasing research capabilities at the South Dakota Water Resources Institute.
Four faculty researchers in SDSU’s School of Design are figuring out how small rural cities, such as Brookings, can integrate green infrastructure into the existing landscape to manage runoff—and, in the long run, help relieve pressure on the city drainage system.
Mike Gillispie, a senior service hydrologist at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, is working on a statistical model that will predict departures from normal temperature and precipitation levels for each of the nine climate divisions in South Dakota.