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Weather Modification Division, 1926 - 1983


Scope and Contents

From the Record Group: This record group contains records created and maintained by the Dept. of Natural Resources Development. Records include: weather modification records, climatic data, radar film, state water plan files, meeting minutes, flight and meteorological logs.


  • 1926 - 1983

Administrative History

The South Dakota Weather Modification Program began in 1972 as an attempt to increase rainfall and reduce hail during the growing season, thus improving agricultural production. It was abolished in 1978 by the State Legislature.


20.75 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

From the Record Group: English

Repository Details

Part of the South Dakota State Archives Repository

900 Governors Dr
Pierre South Dakota 57501 USA
605-773-6041 (Fax)