The Lake DeSmet Counties Coalition (LDCC) requested assistance with planning estimating
water uses and evaluating operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation needs of the reservoir. The
study is under way and the following issues are being investigated:
Identify potential water uses and impacts,
Review water rights and correct any problems,
Conduct water quality investigation and determine potential impacts from CBM water discharges
into the reservoir,
Determine the potential for hydropower generation,
Study economics associated with multiple uses, and
Evaluate the potential for additional access to the lake shoreline.
Conduct internal and external structural inspection of all facilities,
Conduct seepage investigations during a full condition,
Review the monitoring program,
Study up grading control structures and telemetry needs, and
Evaluate operation and maintenance needs and upgrade the O&M manual.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is required at this time.