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Water Development Districts (South Dakota)

Eligibility 
Utility
Fed. Government
Commercial
Agricultural
Investor-Owned Utility
State/Provincial Govt
Industrial
Construction
Municipal/Public Utility
Local Government
Installer/Contractor
Rural Electric Cooperative
Tribal Government
Institutional
Nonprofit
Program Info
State 
South Dakota
Program Type 
Siting and Permitting
Provider 
South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources

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.