Consumption Advisories

Each year, the Departments of Health, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Game, Fish & Parks cooperate to perform fish collection and sampling. The Department of Health issues consumption advisories.

The state of South Dakota has issued consumption advisories based on Mercury concentrations in fish, for: Bitter Lake, Coal Springs Reservoir, Elm Lake, Hazeldon Lake, Hurley Lake, Island Lake (North), Lake Isabel, Lake Minnewasta, Lardy Lake, Long Lake, Lynn Lake, Middle Lynn Lake, Newell Lake, Opitz Lake, Pudwell Dam, South Buffalo Lake, Swan Lake, Twin Lakes/Highway 81, Reid Lake, Roosevelt Lake, and Twin Lakes (Minnehaha). For more information please visit the Department of Health website. South Dakota fish sampling protocols and procedures can be found here: Intensive and Screening Protocols and Procedures

For more information contact:

Aaron Leingang - Dept. of Agriculture & Natural Resources (605) 773-3351

John Osburn - Dept. of Health (605) 394-6064

John Lott - Dept. of Game, Fish & Parks (605) 773-4508