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Interactive map of water wells in South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources provides an interactive map of water wells in the state based on water well completion reports. Users can search for wells by place, ownership, well type, driller, and date of completion.

By clicking on an individual well, you can access well data and the completion report. All data and reports can be downloaded for further use. The interactive map also provides a searchable database of drillers and pump installers in the state.

NGWA Monitoring Uptick in Exempt Well Issues #water

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The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) published an article tracking cases on issues related to quantity of water and land use. Initially this was an issue faced by well owners in western states, but these cases are now appearing in the eastern U.S. as well. The article discusses five cases going through various states right now.

Map of the Day - Groundwater Depletion Across the U.S. #GWAwarenessWeek

U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) map of groundwater depletion
It's Groundwater Awareness Week 2017 (#GWAwarenessWeek if you're on twitter)! Today's Critical Issues Map of the Day from the USGS and shows the cumulative depletion of groundwater for 40 aquifer systems across the U.S (excluding Alaska). The map depicts depletion over the time period of 1900 to 2008 and is measured in cubic kilometers. 

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