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SD DENR Reminds Irrigators to Avoid Overspray

irrigationThe South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reminds irrigators to check their center pivots to ensure they are operating properly and are adjusted to spray only upon land authorized for irrigation by their water permit. South Dakota currently has nearly 5,300 active irrigation permits authorizing irrigation of up to 879,000 acres of land.

Water rights permitees are not allowed to waste water or operate an irrigation system in violation of State water law, which includes spraying water on land not identified in the water permit. The DENR says irrigation systems and especially end guns must be constantly monitored to make sure they are not applying water where it is not allowed. Irrigators who fail to prevent overspray may be subject to fines or required to appear before the Water Management Board for possible suspension of their right to irrigate.

For more information about obtaining a South Dakota irrigation water permit or other water right permits, click here.



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