River Beat: Gray-Lee moves on, Fulp steps in

Lorri Gray-Lee, who has headed the Bureau of Reclamation’s Boulder City office (the folks with that big dam) is heading to the Pacific Northwest, and Terry Fulp, her deputy, is stepping in as acting chief. This is one of the Bureau’s more important jobs, herding the Lower Colorado cats. Not exactly herding, even. Cajoling. Persuading. (This is the office that serves as “watermaster” for distribution of the Lower Basin’s share of Colorado River water.) From the BuRec release:

Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor has announced that Lorri Gray-Lee will succeed Karl Wirkus as the Pacific Northwest Regional Director when he retires at the end of December. In January, Gray-Lee will move to the Pacific Northwest Region after serving the last four years as the Lower Colorado Region Regional Director….

Terry Fulp will be the acting Regional Director in the Lower Colorado Region beginning in January. Fulp currently serves as the Deputy Regional Director in the Lower Colorado Region.