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South Dakota Infested Waters List

AQUATIC PLANTS AND ALGAE

DIDYMOSPHENIA GEMINATA "DIDYMO"
Rapid Creek and Castle Creek in Pennington County in the Black Hills.
Didymo Distribution Map

EURASIAN WATERMILFOIL
Currently found in Lake Sharpe, Lake Lewis and Clark and in the Missouri River below Gavins Point Dam in Bon Homme, Yankton, Clay and Union counties.
Eurasian Watermilfoil Distribution Map

CURLY LEAF PONDWEED
Found in several water bodies across the state, including Sheridan Lake, Canyon Lake, Rapid Creek, Angostura Reservoir, Roy Lake, Lake Alice and Lakes Oahe, Sharpe, Lewis and Clark.
Curly Leaf Pondweed Distribution Map

BRITTLE NAIAD
McCook Lake, Union County
Brittle Naiad Distribution Map


FISH


EUROPEAN RUDD
Populations are scattered throughout the state, found in Lakes; Vermillion, Madison, Interstate (near Brookings), Pactola, Sheridan, Oahe, Sharpe, Francis Case, Alice (Deuel Co.), Mina (Edmunds Co.) and Newell and Angostura Reservoirs.
European Rudd Distribution Map

COMMON CARP
Can be found in most waters throughout the state.
Common Carp Distribution Map

ASIAN CARPS
Bighead and Silver Carp can be found in the Missouri River below Gavin's Point Dam, the Big Sioux River (confirmed to Union and Lincoln counties), James River (into North Dakota) and the Vermillion River (from the Missouri River to East Vermillion Lake)
Bighead & Silver Carp Distribution Map

Grass Carp (Yankton, Hutchinson and Hanson counties)
Grass Carp Distribution Map


INVERTEBRATES

ZEBRA MUSSELS
Veligers (larvae) found in the Missouri River below Fort Randall in Bon Homme and Yankton counties in one sample in 2003, no adults, living or dead found to present date (2008).
Zebra Mussel Distribution Map

ASIAN CLAMS

(Corbicula fluminea)Missouri River at Lake Lewis and Clark and in the Missouri River below Gavins Point Dam in Bon Homme, Yankton Clay and Union Counties
Asian Clam Distribution Map

OPOSSUM SHIMP

(Mysis relicta) Pactola Reservoir (Pennington Co.)
Opossum Shimp Distribution Map

RED-RIMMED MELANIA

(Melanoides tuberculata) Common Aquarium species released into Cascade Springs and now thrives along Cascade Creek (Fall River county) as a result of the year round warm water temperatures provided by thermal hot spring sources.
Red-rimmed Melania Distribution Map

EMERGENT OR SEMI AQUATIC PLANTS

TAMARISK "SALT CEDAR"

Has been reported in several counties statewide near rivers and streams, dams, and other wetland areas. These counties include: Beadle, Bennett, Bon Homme, Brule, Butte Campbell, Charles Mix, Clay, Custer, Day, Edmunds, Fall River, Grant, Gregory, Haakon Harding, Hughes, Hyde, Kingsbury, Lincoln, Meade, Mellette, Pennington, Potter, Ziebach, Spink, Stanley Sully, Tripp, Union, Walworth, and Yankton.
Salt Cedar Distribution Map

PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE
Established in several areas statewide, including along the Missouri River in Gregory, Charles Mix, Bon Homme, Yankton, Union, and Clay Counties, Rapid Creek (Pennington County), Clear Lake (Duel county), James River (Sandborn), Beaver Lake (Minnehaha county)
Significant infestations - Pickerel Lake (Day County), Orman Dam (Butte county)
Purple Loosestrife Distribution Map

FLOWERING RUSH
Faulkton Lake ( Faulkton County)
Lake Louise (Hand County)
Flowering Rush Distribution Map