Estevan López spent a dozen years managing water controversies in drought-prone New Mexico as director of the Interstate Stream Commission and the deputy state engineer.
That training was about the best anyone could get for managing the nation’s largest water wholesaler, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, said his longtime colleague, former state engineer John D’Antonio. The U.S. Senate confirmed López on Wednesday as the federal agency’s new commissioner.
By: Staci Matlock (Santa Fe New Mexican)
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