Scientists and students discuss water resources in South Dakota

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Scientists, students, and community members gathered today for The 15th Annual Western South Dakota Hydrology Meeting.

The theme for this year's meeting was "Feast and Famine: Floods and Droughts." Presenters showed results from studies they have worked on, and the meeting gave the chance for those in the field to network with others, collaborate on projects, and discuss their research findings.

Director of USGS Dakota Water Science Center Joyce Williamson says, "The presenters vary. Some of them are from local consulting firms, government agencies, like the USGS, Bureau of Rec. National Weather Service, and then there's also a lot of students from the School of Mines that present as well as some of the other colleges within the state."

This conference usually draws over 350 attendees.