Gov. Bill Ritter today announced that he has named Dick Wolfe as Colorado State Engineer and praised him as the best person to lead the division of water resources at this time in the state's history.
Prior to this appointment, Wolfe has been serving as assistant state engineer in the Colorado Division of Water Resources since 2005. He led the South Platte Task Force in examining water issues in the Northeast Colorado Basin and made recommendations on possible solutions to the challenges facing the state's water users.
"This is one of the most difficult and important positions in our state," said Harris Sherman, executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR). "While there were several outstanding candidates for the position, we believe Dick's 14 years of experience in the state engineer's office more than prepared him for the challenges ahead."