Terry Fulp Selected as Deputy Regional Director of Reclamation's Lower Colorado Region

Media Contact: Robert Walsh, 702-293-8421

For Release: March 24, 2008

The selection of Terrance (Terry) Fulp, Ph.D., to the position of Deputy Regional Director for the Bureau of Reclamation's Lower Colorado Region, headquartered in Boulder City, Nevada, was announced today by Regional Director Lorri Gray.

"Terry brings a breadth of water experience and leadership skills to this position," Gray said. "His technical and administrative background in Colorado River issues will be invaluable as the Region continues to address the management and use of this vital resource."

As Deputy Regional Director, Fulp oversees programs that implement the Secretary of the Interior's water master functions on the lower Colorado River, including water delivery, accounting, and contracting. He is also responsible for the Region's water conservation program and the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program, a 50-year, multi-agency effort to conserve and work towards the recovery of endangered species and protect and maintain wildlife habitat on the lower Colorado River.

A 19-year Reclamation employee, Fulp has been actively involved in Colorado River operations and management issues, working closely with other federal and state agencies and various stakeholders on issues related to management and use of the river.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Regional Director, Fulp was the Area Manager of the Boulder Canyon Operations Office where he managed and administered the successful Basin-wide effort to develop additional operational guidelines for Lake Powell and Lake Mead, thereby minimizing the effects of long-term drought in the Southwest. He was also the principal investigator for the Department of the Interior's Watershed and River Systems Management Program, a research program to develop decision support tools for watershed management. One of those tools, RiverWareTM, is a sophisticated river operations modeling framework that is now used by Reclamation, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Corps of Engineers to plan and schedule the complex operations of river basin facilities.

Fulp holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical and Computer Sciences from the Colorado School of Mines, a M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, a M.S. in Geophysics from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Earth Sciences from the University of Tulsa.

He has received numerous awards during his career, including the Superior Service Award, one of the Department of the Interior's highest for career employees. Fulp was also awarded the Virgil M. Kauffman Gold Medal from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of geophysical exploration.

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