Real-Time Nitrate Monitoring Funding

January 9, 2019.  The James River Water Development District awarded $13,500 to the United States Geological Survey South Dakota Water Science Center (USGS) for support of a real-time nitrate monitoring device on the James River near the Yankton gage.  The data collected from the nitrate monitor will allow for uses such as calculation of accurate nitrate loads, examination of trends in water-quality conditions as land-use changes evolve, predictive capabilities for downstream water-quality (downstream river intakes), and calibration of contaminant transport models.  Results will be available on-line during the monitoring period.