Aberdeen studying whether to get water from Missouri River

May 6, 2021

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Officials in a northeastern South Dakota city are looking into the possibility of getting some of its water from the Missouri River.

The Aberdeen City Council has approved a study on the feasibility of installing a raw transmission pipeline from an intake site on Lake Oahe near Mobridge to the Aberdeen water treatment plant.

The pipeline would run about 90 miles from the Missouri River to the Concord Grain Facility 5 miles west of Aberdeen, then another 10 miles east to the city’s water treatment plant.

The Bismarck, North Dakota engineering firm of Bartlett and West has been hired to draft a plan scheduled to be completed in three months. It will cost the city up to $200,000.