WSWC Fall 2021 (197th) Meetings

South Dakota hosted the WSWC Fall 2021 (197th) meetings in Deadwood, South Dakota on September 14 – 16, 2021.  

MEETING BRIEFING MATERIALS Briefing Materials _2021 Fall Meetings (197)_ Deadwood (24.4 MB)

Tab J – Report Links:
CAWA “Meeting Colorado’s Future Water Supply Needs” – September 2008
The Water Efficiency and Conservation State Scorecard-DRAFT-April-26-2012

Executive Committee Minutes – Sep14, 2021
Water Resources Committee Minutes – Sep 14, 2021
Legal Committee Minutes – September 14, 2021
Water Quality Committee Minutes – September 15, 2021

Full Council Committee Minutes – September 16, 2021

Schedule of Meetings_Fall Meetings_2021Sep14-16
   Note:  Times listed are in the Mountain Daylight Time Zone
Tuesday, Sep 14
8:00 – 8:45 am   Host State Presentation
8:45 – 11:45 am  Water Resources
12:00 – 1:15 pm  Executive Committee
1:30 – 5:30 pm    Legal Committee
6:00 – 7:00 pm    Social Hour – sponsored by AE2S, LRE Water, and RESPEC
Wednesday, Sep 15
7:45 -10:45 am   Water Quality Committee
11:00 am – 5:00 pm   Field Trip sponsored by Burns & McDonnell
Thursday, Sep 16
8:00 -11:00 am  Full Council_197th_Fall Meeting


September 14, 2021
Host State Presentation South Dakota Host State Presentation – Hunter Roberts, Secretary, SD Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Water Resources Committee
The Basin Characterization Model: Characterizing Drought and Water Supply – How dry is it really?
– Dr. Lorraine Flint, Senior Scientist, Earth Knowledge, Inc., U.S. Geological Survey, retired
Open Source, Inter-Connected, Cloud-Based Water Management – Jim Schneider, Olsson
WaDE Update_Sep2021  – Adel Abdallah and Tony Willardson

Legal Committee

Wild & Scenic Rivers Workshop (Video excerpts)

Case Studies:  Negotiating Flow Protection for Wild & Scenic Rivers
a.  Idaho – Clive Strong, Legal Director for Natural Resources and Environment, Conference of Western Attorneys General
Understanding the Snake River Basin Adjudication excerpt
b.  Wyoming – Sue Lowry, Executive Director, Interstate Council on Water Policy
Wild & Scenic River Management Standards and Implications For Water Rights – Roy Smith, BLM Colorado/Utah, Wild & Scenic Rivers Program Lead
Quantification of Federal Reserved Water Rights For Wild & Scenic Rivers – Roy Smith, BLM Colorado/Utah, Wild & Scenic Rivers Program Lead
Full Appropriations in South Dakota – Eric Gronlund, Chief Engineer, Water Rights Program, SD Dept of Agriculture and Natural Resources

September 15, 2021
Water Quality Committee

Arizona NPDES Tools – Trevor Baggiore, Director, Arizona Water Quality Division

September 16, 2021
197th Full Council Meeting
WestFAST Update – Sept 2021 – Roger Gorke, WestFAST Chair

Meeting Venue:
The WSWC meetings were held at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites located at 22 Lee Street in Deadwood, South Dakota.



Sep 14 - 16 2021
Western States Water Council


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The event is finished.