The CRST 106 Water Quality Program grant was first awarded in 1993 by the Environmental Protection Agency. The grant's primary goal is the protection of our nations waters according to the
Clean Water Act.
106 Water Quality Program objectives are determined from year to year by the CRST Department of Environment in Natural Resources. The cornerstone of the program is the establishment of the Water Quality Monitoring Program on the Cheyenne and Moreau Rivers.
Four sampling stations on both river systems are presently being monitored. The two concerns the CRST Department of Environment in Natural Resources has with these river systems is agriculture and mining pollution. On both river systems numerous studies have been and are presently being conducted which include: Biological (macro invertebrate and periphyton) surveys, fish sampling, soil sampling, habitat surveys, as well as Water Quality monitoring.