Research symposium at USD to address Missouri River science issues

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The science and future of the Missouri River will be explored during the 2012 Missouri River Institute Research Symposium at the University of South Dakota on Thursday, April 5.

Beginning at 9 a.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center, researchers from USD and other academic institutions as well as federal, state and local organizations will discuss the science and other issues of the Missouri River. Presentations in the morning will highlight new research by faculty and students from the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and the University of Wisconsin. Afternoon presentations will address flooding on the Missouri River.

Organizations contributing to the symposium include the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks. All presentations are free and open to the public.

For more information and a schedule of presentations, please visit www.usd.edu/mri or contact Tim Cowman at (605) 677-6151 or via e-mail at tim.cowman@usd.edu.

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