Water Development Districts (South Dakota)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
The South Dakota Conservancy District is a governmental agency administered by the Board of Water and Natural Resources, but its duties are predominantly carried out by local Water Development Districts, which are subdivisions of the Conservancy District. Local Water Development Districts are established for the purpose of planning and coordinating water resources development activity and providing financial and other assistance to water resources projects or development. Districts may oversee any local water projects and may sell, grant, convey, assign, lease, or otherwise transfer perfected water rights or permits to appropriate water for energy industry use to energy industry users. The Conservancy District and local districts may also provide for the generation and sale of hydroelectric power from projects which may include provisions for irrigation and municipal, rural, or industrial water supplies.
|Department||South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources|
|Division|| Board of Water and Natural Resources
|Department|| Local Water Development Districts
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:|| SDCL 46A-2
|Authority 2:|| SDCL 46A, Parts 3A-3E