to the North Dakota Department of Health Surface Water Quality Data Portal. This site will give you the ability to view surface water stations across North Dakota on a map and download sampling results for lakes, reservoirs, river and streams.

Surface water is water that has collected on the ground or in a stream, river, lake, or wetland; It is related to water that has collected as groundwater or atmospheric water. Surface water is naturally replenished by precipitation and naturally lost through discharge to evaporation and sub-surface seepage into the ground.

This water quality stations interactive map viewer allows visitors to explore and discover surface water quality information for the state of North Dakota

Other Federal, State, and local organizations also collect water quality samples. Here is a list of other useful sites to explore water quality data or learn about water quality and your environment