Bureau of Indian Affairs Water Resource Program

The Great Plains Region Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) through a yearly competitive grant process has provided funds to Lower Brule to complete a number water quality activities.  The funding comes from the Water Management, Planning, and Pre-Development Program and the Water Rights Negotiation/Litigation Program.  These projects are completed with the Cooperation of the U.S. Geological Services (USGS) and the LBST-EPO Water Quality Program.  Recent projects have included:    

  • Streamflow Gaging
  • Evaluation of Wetlands

Stream gauging site
The photo above is a stream gaging site on Counselor Creek that was damaged during the spring rains of 2011.  The site was repaired that summer and is still in use.

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