Ken Curtis appointed to lead Dolores Water Conservancy District

Mcphee Reservoir

From The Cortez Journal (Jim Mimiaga):

Longtime district engineer Ken Curtis has been appointed the new general manager for the Dolores Water Conservancy District.

Curtis replaces Mike Preston, who is retiring after leading the organization that manages McPhee Reservoir for the past 12 years. Preston will stay on during a transitional period serving in external relations.

The two have worked closely together as a management team, said DWCD board president Bruce Smart.

Curtis served as chief of engineering and construction during the 12 years that Preston was general manager…

Preston informed the board in February his intention to retire, and recommended Curtis as his successor. The board agreed to the transition plan in order to facilitate a smooth change over…

Curtis has been involved in all aspects of water management, including delivering water to customers, oversight of project maintenance and upgrades, and invasive mussel prevention program. He also monitors reservoir levels and Dolores River inflows, conducts water policy research and community outreach, and helps coordinate the downstream fishery release and whitewater boating spill.

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