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USD Research Symposium Updates Missouri River Issues

Image Missouri River The Missouri River near Vermillion, S.D. The Missouri River Institute Research Symposium is Thursday, April 7, at USD.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Researchers will share the latest information about the Missouri River at the 2016 Missouri River Institute Research Symposium at the University of South Dakota on Thursday, April 7.

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 share their discoveries, discuss science and education projects, and examine other issues related to the Missouri River and its management. Presentations will highlight new research by faculty and students from USD and other academic and government institutions.

Other organizations with representatives presenting at the symposium include South Dakota State University, the South Dakota Geological Survey, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. All presentations are free and open to the public.

For more information and a schedule of presentations, visit


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Hanna DeLange
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