President Obama Announces His Intent to Nominate Mr. Estevan López to Serve as the Next Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation - DOI Secretary Jewell said "Estevan’s professional experience and collaborative approach make him a strong choice for the position. He has my enthusiastic support as the U.S. Senate considers his nomination". Estevan currently serves as the Director of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, supervising all activities of the legislatively chartered body with broad authority to protect, conserve, and develop New Mexico’s waters, including interstate and intrastate stream systems. The Commission ensures compliance with the State’s eight interstate stream compacts and is responsible for regional and State water planning. Estevan also serves concurrently as the Deputy State Engineer for New Mexico. More...
Lowell Pimley Named Acting Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner - Newly confirmed Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor has praised Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s decision to appoint Lowell Pimley to serve as acting Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation until a new Commissioner is selected by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate. “Lowell has the depth of knowledge and breadth of experience to manage through the complex issues facing Reclamation,” said Connor. “The collaborative relationships he has built during his tenure as Deputy Commissioner have prepared him to step into the responsibilities of this position.” More....
President’s $1 Billion Reclamation Budget for FY 2015 Underscores Water & Power as Economic Drivers in the West - President Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget request released today identifies a total of $1 billion for the Bureau of Reclamation, continuing the President's commitment to be prudent with taxpayer dollars while setting consistent spending priorities for Reclamation. As the nation's largest wholesale water supplier and second-largest producer of hydroelectric power, Reclamation's projects and programs are critical to driving and maintaining economic growth in the western states. More...
Reclamation Names New Area Manager for Utah and Southwest Wyoming - The Bureau of Reclamation has named Wayne Pullan as the new manager for the Provo Area Office which has oversight responsibility for 17 Reclamation water projects and associated activities in Utah, southwestern Wyoming, and parts of Idaho and Nevada. "I am pleased to announce Wayne's selection for this important leadership position," said Upper Colorado Regional Director Larry Walkoviak. "Not only does he have a wealth of experience and background in Utah water management issues, he brings a strong customer-focused approach and demonstrated ability to implement innovative and collaborative solutions to complex resource challenges. More...
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