Western South Dakota Hydrology Conference

Science Center Objects

Conference: April 30, 2020
Field trips: May 1, 2020

Call for Abstracts

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Photos and abstract books from previous conferences can be found under the Multimedia tab above.

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
444 Mt. Rushmore Road 
Rapid City, South Dakota


  • The John T. Loucks Distinguished Lecture
  • Student Poster Contest
  • Evening Social with FREE refreshments
  • Open to students/general public at no charge
  • Choice of FREE field seminars/trips for conference attendees

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

Accommodations- No rooms have been reserved at any hotels for this conference. Four hotels closest to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center are given in alphabetic order:

  • The Rushmore Hotel (605-348-8300) at 445 Mt. Rushmore Road.

  • Alex Johnson Hotel (605-342-1210) at 523 6th Street.

  • Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites (605-737-4656) at 950 North Street.

  • Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn (605-348-4000) at 505 N. 5th Street and is next door to the Civic Center.