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Symposium shares water quality findings from the Niobrara River


VERMILLION, S.D. (KTIV) - Every spring, researchers flock to Vermillion, South Dakota to learn about new studies taking place along the Mighty Mo.

It's all part of the annual Missouri River Institute Research Symposium at the University of South Dakota.

Thursday folks got to hear about a new water condition study.

The National Park Service has placed a real time water quality probe in the Niobrara River.

The results are streamed online so Siouxlanders can also take part in monitoring.

"We all want good water quality, but we often don't understand what makes good water. So, for folks to start to learn about water quality a little bit, they can understand what's good and what's bad water quality. And then hopefully manage their land or manage their practice to meet that," said Lisa Yager, a biologist for the National Park Service.

Yager said the simplest thing, like not littering, can help improve the quality of our river water here in Siouxland.

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