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Press Release for 2015 Conference
Call for Speakers - Closed
Call for Posters - Closed
Congratulations to our 2014 student poster contest winners:
1st place - Bill Eldridge
2nd place - Julie McGeary
3rd place (tie) - Henok Tiruneh and Jennifer Bednar
Call for Vendors - Open - Download vendor registration form
Hotel information
Registration - Open through April 8 - Download registration form pdf - Includes optional FREE field seminar/trip registration on second page of registration form. Must register for conference to be eligible for field seminars/trips. Registration for professionals is $100. Registration for students and general public is FREE.
2015 Preliminary Program - available pdf - last updated March 16, 2015
NewPhoto gallery - includes photos from 2014
Program and Abstracts from previous conferences:
2003pdf || 2004pdf || 2005pdf || 2006pdf || 2007pdf || 2008pdf || 2009pdf|| 2010 || 2011pdf|| 2012pdf|| 2013pdf|| 2014pdf


Theme: Reliability, Vulnerability, and Resiliency

South Dakota map showing drainage in the western part of state.
April 15, 2015

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
444 Mt. Rushmore Road

Rapid City, South Dakota


  • The John T. Loucks Distinguished Lecture -- Rob Harmon, President and CEO of EnergyRM
    "How Markets and People Can Keep Streams Flowing"


  • Student Poster Contest
  • Poster Session & Evening Social with FREE refreshments
  • Open to students/general public at no charge
  • Choice of 4 FREE field seminars/trips on April 16 for conference attendees (see conference registration form for more information)

Organized by:

  • National Weather Service
  • RESPEC Consulting & Services
  • South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • West Dakota Water Development District

Comments and questions?


Janet Carter
U.S. Geological Survey
1608 Mt. View Road
Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone: 605 394-3215

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