Water Development Districts (South Dakota)

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Place South Dakota

Name Water Development Districts (South Dakota)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting & Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector Local

Primary Website http://legis.state.sd.us/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=46A-2
Applicable Jurisdiction http://denr.sd.gov/dfta/wwf/WDDMAP.pdf

Information Source http://denr.sd.gov/dfta/wwf/techassistance.aspx#Development


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.

Policy Contact

Department South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Division Board of Water and Natural Resources

Website http://denr.sd.gov/dfta/wwf/bwnr.aspx
Department Local Water Development Districts

Website http://denr.sd.gov/dfta/wwf/techassistance.aspx#Development

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: SDCL 46A-2

Authority 2: SDCL 46A, Parts 3A-3E