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    196th St DEUEL COUNTY

    BROOKINGS COUNTY

    State Highway 28

    195th St

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    Black Slough

    Sect. 31

    Sect. 30

    Sect. 36

    Sect. 25

    Sect. 19Sect. 24

    Sect. 6Sect. 1

    Sect. 35

    Sect. 26

    Sect. 23

    Sect. 20

    Sect. 29

    Sect. 5

    Sect. 32

    Sect. 2

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    Source: USDA NAIP 2006; USGS NHD 2006; ESRI 2006; Basin Electric 2008; EDAW 2008

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    Deer Creek Station

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    Vegetation - Sheet 1

    Vegetation/Wetland Cultivated Crops

    Deciduous Forest/Shelterbelt

    Grassland/Herbaceous

    Pasture/Hay

    Native Grassland

    Surveyed Wetland

    Exhibit 3.6-15: Vegetation Communities, Sheet Map 1

  • 198th Ave

    196th St DEUEL COUNTY

    BROOKINGS COUNTY

    197th St

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    Oak Lake

    Black Slough

    Sect. 6

    Sect. 7

    Sect. 5 Sect. 1

    Sect. 8 Sect. 12

    Sect. 18

    Sect. 31

    Sect. 36

    Sect. 13 Sect. 17

    Sect. 32

    T 112N R 47W T 112N R 48W

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    Source: USDA NAIP 2006; USGS NHD 2006; ESRI 2006; Basin Electric 2008; EDAW 2008

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    Vegetation - Sheet 2

    Vegetation/Wetland Cultivated Crops

    Deciduous Forest/Shelterbelt

    Grassland/Herbaceous

    Pasture/Hay

    Native Grassland

    Surveyed Wetland

    Exhibit 3.6-16: Vegetation Communities, Sheet Map 2

  • 201st Ave

    200th Ave

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    198th Ave

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    Sect. 18 Sect. 17

    Sect. 19

    Sect. 29

    Sect. 20

    Sect. 30

    Sect. 7 Sect. 8

    Sect. 16

    Sect. 21

    Sect. 28

    Sect. 9

    Sect. 25

    Sect. 24

    Sect. 13

    Sect. 32

    Sect. 12

    Sect. 33Sect. 31

    T 112N R 47W

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    Vegetation - Sheet 3

    Vegetation/Wetland Cultivated Crops

    Deciduous Forest/Shelterbelt

    Grassland/Herbaceous

    Pasture/Hay

    Native Grassland

    Surveyed Wetland

    Exhibit 3.6-17: Vegetation Communities, Sheet Map 3

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    State Highway 30

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    202nd Ave

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    Sect. 5 Sect. 6

    Sect. 31 Sect. 32

    Sect. 30 Sect. 29

    Sect. 8

    Sect. 7

    Sect. 4

    Sect. 33

    Sect. 28

    Sect. 9

    Sect. 1

    Sect. 36

    Sect. 12

    Sect. 25

    T 112N R 47W

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    Vegetation - Sheet 4

    Vegetation/Wetland Cultivated Crops

    Deciduous Forest/Shelterbelt

    Grassland/Herbaceous

    Pasture/Hay

    Native Grassland

    Surveyed Wetland

    Exhibit 3.6-18: Vegetation Communities, Sheet Map 4

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    205th Ave

    204th Ave

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    State Highway 30

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    Deer Creek

    Sect. 7

    Sect. 18

    Sect. 19

    Sect. 8

    Sect. 13

    Sect. 12

    Sect. 17

    Sect. 24 Sect. 20

    Sect. 6Sect. 1 Sect. 5

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    Vegetation - Sheet 5

    Vegetation/Wetland Cultivated Crops

    Deciduous Forest/Shelterbelt

    Grassland/Herbaceous

    Pasture/Hay

    Native Grassland

    Surveyed Wetland

    Exhibit 3.6-19: Vegetation Communities, Sheet Map 5

  • 207th St

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    48 4t

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    205th Ave

    Deer Creek Station

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    Sect. 24

    Sect. 25 Sect. 30

    Sect. 19

    Sect. 31 Sect. 36

    Sect. 6 Sect. 1

    Sect. 26

    Sect. 23

    Sect. 20

    Sect. 29

    Sect. 35

    Sect. 32

    Sect. 2 Sect. 5

    Sect. 14 Sect. 13 Sect. 18

    T 111N R 48W T 111N R 47W

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    Vegetation - Sheet 6

    Vegetation/Wetland Cultivated Crops

    Deciduous Forest/Shelterbelt

    Grassland/Herbaceous

    Pasture/Hay

    Native Grassland

    Surveyed Wetland

    Exhibit 3.6-20: Vegetation Communities, Sheet Map 6

    1.0 Introduction 1.1 Project Overview 1.2 Organization of Application 1.3 Project Schedule 1.4 Other Required Permits and Approvals

    2.0 Project Participants 2.1 Names of Participants 2.2 Name of Owner and Manager

    3.0 Natural Gas Pipeline Siting Permit 3.1 Purpose of the Project 3.2 Estimated Project Costs 3.3 Demand for the Project 3.3.1 Present and Estimated Consumer Demand 3.3.2 Consequences of Delay or Termination of Pipeline Facility

    3.4 Natural Gas Pipeline Site Description 3.5 Alternative Sites and Routes 3.5.1 Evaluation of Routes Considering Reliance upon Eminent Domain

    3.6 Environmental Information and Effect on Physical Environment 3.6.1 Other Major Industrial Facilities under Regulation 3.6.2 Summary of Environmental Impacts 3.6.3 Physical Environment 3.6.3.1 Landforms and Topography 3.6.3.2 Geology and Paleontology 3.6.3.3 Economic Mineral Deposits 3.6.3.4 Soils 3.6.3.4.1 Existing Conditions 3.6.3.4.2 Potential Impacts and Mitigation

    3.6.3.5 Erosion or Sedimentation 3.6.3.6 Seismic, Subsidence, and Slope Instability Risks

    3.6.4 Hydrology 3.6.4.1 Surface Water Drainage 3.6.4.1.1 Specific Measures to Protect Water Quality

    3.6.4.2 Floodplains 3.6.4.3 Groundwater 3.6.4.4 Water Use and Sources

    3.6.5 Terrestrial Ecosystems 3.6.5.1 Existing Environment 3.6.5.1.1 Vegetation Communities 3.6