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SD Drought Task Force To Hold First Meeting

July 23, 2012, 6:09 AM

SD Drought Task Force To Hold First Meeting
PIERRE, SD -

South Dakota's drought task force will hold its first meeting Monday.

When drought conditions meet a certain point, the governor calls on the task force to look for resources within state agencies to create a plan of action to work through a drought emergency or disaster.

That includes keeping agriculture, fire and water-supply organizations updated on the seriousness of the drought and monitoring its economic impact.

Governor Dennis Daugaard is expected to address the group when the meeting begins at 2 p.m. In Pierre.

The agencies represented include:

  • Governor's Office
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Department of Game, Fish and Parks
  • Bureau of Information and Telecommunications
  • South Dakota Association of County Commissioners
  • South Dakota National Guard
  • State climatologist
  • Federal Farm Service Agency
  • South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems.

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