CWCB: Alan Hamel, Travis Smith and April Montgomery reappointed to the board

Arkansas River Basin -- Graphic via the Colorado Geological Survey
Arkansas River Basin — Graphic via the Colorado Geological Survey

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Colorado Water Conservation Board Chairman Alan Hamel of Pueblo was tabbed for reappointment recently by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Hamel represents the Arkansas River basin on the CWCB.

Also named for reappointment by Hickenlooper were Travis Smith of Del Norte and April Montgomery of Norwood.

The state Senate must confirm the appointments, which are for three-year terms.

“One of the reasons I reapplied was to see the Colorado Water Plan through the final report to the governor,” Hamel said. “It’s been an exciting year as chairman with the floods, fires and continuing drought.”

Hamel, the retired director of the Pueblo Board of Water Works, was appointed to the CWCB in 2011. He previously served on the board from 1994-99.

Smith, a rancher and superintendent of the San Luis Valley Irrigation District, was appointed to the board in 2005.

More CWCB coverage here.

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