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Released On: September 14, 2005

Mark A. Treviño is Named Reclamation's Oklahoma-Texas Area Manager
Great Plains Regional Director Mike Ryan announced today that Mark A. Treviño of Austin, Texas, has been named Manager of the Bureau of Reclamation'™s Oklahoma-Texas Area Office in Austin. Ryan said, "Having grown up in Texas and Oklahoma and having spent much of his Reclamation career working on engineering projects in both states, Mark will bring to the position a wealth of knowledge on water resource issues in the two states."

Treviño will be responsible for managing 10 dams and reservoirs and associated resources in the two states as well as one facility in the state of Kansas. The facilities were designed primarily to provide drinking water to a number of cities and towns, but some reservoirs do also store water for irrigation.

For the past two years Treviño has been Special Projects Director in the Austin office. He started his career with Reclamation in 1980 as a Civil Engineer on the Nueces River Project in Three Rivers, Texas. He held engineering positions in Texas and Oklahoma for the next nine years and then spent 11 years as a Hydraulic Engineer in the Earth Sciences/Water Management Section and Water Resources/River Systems Group at Reclamation'™s Denver Office. Just prior to moving to Austin he spent three years as Manager of the Alamosa Field Division in Alamosa, Colo.

Treviño received a bachelor's degree in architectural engineering from the University of Texas in 1980 and a master's in civil engineering in May 2000 from University of Colorado-Denver.

He replaces Larry Walkoviak who was recently named Deputy Regional Director for Reclamation's Lower Colorado Region in Boulder City, Nev.

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