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Press Release for 2015 Conference
Call for Speakers - Deadline January 19, 2016 - Info & instructions pdf icon
Call for Posters - Deadline January 19, 2016 - Info & instructions pdf icon
Congratulations to our 2015 student poster contest winners:
1st place (3-way tie) - Brian Freed, Mackenzie Kester, and Kelsey Murray
Call for Vendors - Deadline March 7, 2016 - Vendor registration form pdf icon
Hotel information
Registration - Closed - will open in mid-February 2016
2016 Preliminary Program - Coming in February 2016
Field Trip Information - Coming in February 2016
NewPhoto gallery - includes photos from 2015
Program and Abstracts from previous conferences:
2003pdf || 2004pdf || 2005pdf || 2006pdf || 2007pdf || 2008pdf || 2009pdf|| 2010 || 2011pdf|| 2012pdf|| 2013pdf|| 2014pdf|| 2015pdf


Theme: Water, Food, and Energy—Connections, Challenges, and Solutions

South Dakota map showing drainage in the western part of state.
Conference: April 7, 2016
Field trips: April 8, 2016

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
444 Mt. Rushmore Road

Rapid City, South Dakota


  • The John T. Loucks Distinguished Lecture -- Dr. James Stone, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Student Poster Contest
  • Poster Session & Evening Social with FREE refreshments
  • Open to students/general public at no charge
  • Choice of FREE field seminars/trips on April 8 for conference attendees - details forthcoming

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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