Progress

Western Dakota Regional Water System

WDRWS was formed by Tribal, community, governmental and water system leaders who believe the future of western South Dakota depends on quality drinking water. This nonprofit organization was formed in 2021 to plan, construct and manage the delivery of Missouri River water to communities, tribes and other rural water systems throughout western South Dakota.

Regionalization Program Stages

Strategic Communications Plan

  • Assemble background data to understand potential member groups andhow best to communicate with them
  • Track and Plan Communication Efforts
  • Guide Messaging
  • Resource for Board Members, Project Team, and WDRWS Staff/Members

Current Work

Project Team

  • Program planning and user canvassing
  • Preliminary alternatives for intake a pipeline routing

USGS
Collaborative Agreement with Western Dakota Regional Water Systems to investigate and report on water use trends in the Black Hills region from 1990 through2020.