US Fish & Wildlife Service


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Published by Remote Sensing Institute, South Dakota State University, Brookings SD 57006


An inventory of wetlands for the area included in the proposed Oahe Irrigation Project was conducted to provide supplemental data for the wildlife mitigation plan. This report including the data summaries follows a report which documented the interpretation techniques as presented by Best, Moore, and Brewster for inventoryinq small, predominantly Type I wetlands in the low-relief terrain of the Lake Dakota Plain. Wetland habitat in over 310,000 acres in the Oahe irrigation district was inventoried. There were 5305 wetlands representing 7530 acres, 589 acres of natural drains, and 1545 acres of stream habitat in the area. The data were stored and tabulated in a computerized spatial data analysis system. The data summaries are provided for various spatial stratification. The project was conducted by the Remote Sensing Institute with consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with funds provided by a NASA Office of University Affairs Grant NGL 42-003-007.