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2019 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference to be Held Oct. 16 at South Dakota State University

BROOKINGS, S.D. - The 2019 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference will be held Oct. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the campus of South Dakota State University in the Volstorff Ballroom of the University Student Union.

This year’s conference theme is “A Changing Landscape: How Land Use & Climate Impact South Dakota’s Water Resources.” The conference is sponsored by the South Dakota Water Resources Institute.

“A variety of speakers will cover the latest strategies and research for water managers and water users on the Northern Great Plains. As a result of the extraordinary weather South Dakota and the region have received this year, there will also be a number of climate and flood-related talks.”

— David Kringen, SDSU Extension Water Resources Specialist

A few of this year’s speakers include:

  • Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist – “Every Acre Counts Program”
  • Benjamin Schall, South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks – “Zebra Mussels in South Dakota”
  • Ryan Larsen, US Army Corps of Engineers – “US Army Corps of Engineers Response to Flooding on the Missouri River”
  • Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension State Climatologist – “South Dakota Trends and 2019 Extremes”
  • Nathan Edwards, South Dakota Mesonet Director – “South Dakota Mesonet Monitoring in the Upper Missouri River Basin Plains to Improve Snow Estimates and River Forecasting”
  • Mark Origer, ISG – “Multi-Purpose Drainage Management”
  • Julie Westerlund, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources – “One Watershed, One Plan: Minnesota’s Approach to Water Management”

For a complete list of speakers and to register for the conference, visit the 2019 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference webpage. Early registration ends Friday, Oct. 4 at 5:00 p.m., however attendees can register until Oct. 16.