Missouri River Basin User Forum:

Missouri River Basin User Forum:
Drought Early Warning for the Upper Basin
23-25 May , 2017
23 May, 2017 to 25 May, 2017
Rapid City, South Dakota

General Information


The meeting will focus on further developing the Missouri River Basin Drought Early Warning Information System (MRB DEWS).  This is the second of two meetings in 2017.  The first meeting was held March 7- 9th in Nebraska City, NE and focused specifically on the lower Basin.  This meeting will focus on the upper Basin, above Gavins Point Dam (MT, WY, ND, AND SD). 

 Drought Tools Café

As part of the meeting we will also hold a half-day drought monitoring and forecasting tools workshop.  This will be an opportunity to work directly with the monitoring/forecasting experts on the latest drought tools.

DRAFT AGENDA (coming soon)

Discussion Topics:

  • Current status of drought monitoring and prediction in the Basin
  • Identify states, tribes, watersheds, and municipalities engaged in drought planning and how early warning information matches these efforts
  • Identify opportunities to improve monitoring and foreasting, such as improving soil moisture data

Registration, Lodging and Venue information

Registration is closed.

Meeting venue

Surbeck Center

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology


Comfort Suites Hotel & Convention Center 



Federal Employees Meal Payment Instructions

Federal employees attending this meeting should pay for provided lunches.  Please follow the instructions below to make your payment online and note ony Visa and Mastercard can be accepted. Payment cannot be taken on site.

1. Proceed to https://www.fin.ucar.edu/Epayments

2. Under "Select an item or event to pay," choose from the drop-down menu "MRB DEWS $15 lunch (per day)," and then click on the "Process Payment" button.

 You will then be prompted through the secure payment site.

 If you have questions or need additional information please contact:

Loretta Quinn ~ lquinn@ucar.edu ~ 303-497-8670