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There is a USGS Water Science Center office in each State. Washington Oregon California Idaho Nevada Montana Wyoming Utah Colorado Arizona New Mexico North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Texas Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Wisconsin Illinois Mississippi Michigan Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Alabama Pennsylvania West Virginia Georgia Florida Caribbean Alaska Hawaii New York Vermont New Hampshire Maine Massachusetts South Carolina North Carolina Rhode Island Virginia Connecticut New Jersey Maryland-Delaware-D.C.

Press Release for 2017 Conference
Call for Speakers - Open - download instructionspdf icon
Deadline January 22, 2018
Call for Posters - Open - download instructions pdf icon

Congratulations to our 2017 student poster contest winners:

  • 1st place - Ashley Preston (SDSM&T)
  • 2nd place - Emily Stickney (SDSM&T)
  • 3rd place (tie) - Lilly Jones and Colton Medler (SDSM&T)

Call for Vendors - Open - download registration form pdf icon
Deadline March 16, 2018

Hotel information
Registration - Closed
2017 Program - TBA
2018 Field Trip Information - TBA
NewPhoto gallery - includes photos from 2017

Program and Abstracts from previous conferences:


South Dakota map showing drainage in the western part of state.
Conference: April 19, 2018
Field trips: April 20, 2018

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
444 Mt. Rushmore Road

Rapid City, South Dakota


  • The John T. Loucks Distinguished Lecture --TBA
  • 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 20 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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