Striking changes in South Dakota’s Lake Thompson
Today’s Video of the Day from the U.S Geological Survey explores the dynamics of rivers in the Prairie Pothole Region of South Dakota.
Lake Thompson, which is located in the eastern part of the state, transformed from a wetland with a small pool of water in 1952 to the largest natural lake in South Dakota by the 1980s.
Today, some regions of the lake shift between dry land, marsh, and open water.
Video Credit: U.S. Geological Survey