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PRESS RELEASE: Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Region
Sacramento, CA

July 6, 2006

Area Manager Appointed for Klamath Basin Office

Pablo Arroyave has been selected to head the Bureau of Reclamation’s Klamath Basin Area Office in Klamath Falls, Oregon. 

“Pablo Arroyave’s expertise and experience in working collaboratively with diverse groups toward workable solutions make him well suited to take the reins in the Klamath Basin Area Office,” said Mid-Pacific Regional Director Kirk Rodgers.  “He will provide the leadership and continuity necessary to keep key efforts moving forward.”

As Area Manager of the Klamath Basin Area Office, Mr. Arroyave will direct a range of program activities for the Federal irrigation project encompassing 240,000 acres, and oversee all operations and maintenance activities as well as compliance with all Federal and State regulations for the Klamath Project.  The Klamath Project provides water for crops and the Klamath National Wildlife Refuges.

Coming from the Lahontan Basin Area Office as the Deputy Area Manager, Mr. Arroyave assisted in overseeing management of Reclamation activities that included balancing urban and irrigation water entitlements with fisheries, endangered species, and Tribal trust concerns.

A public servant for more than 13 years, Mr. Arroyave previously served as the Reclamation Regional Liaison Officer for the Mid-Pacific Region in Washington D.C., working with numerous stakeholders, Department of Interior, congressional, Reclamation, and other agency leadership.  Prior to this, he served as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Regional Director, and as the Program Manager for the San Joaquin River Riparian Habitat Restoration Program in Fresno, California.  In his first Reclamation job, he was an environmental specialist and wildlife biologist in the Lower Colorado Regional Office in Boulder City, Nevada.  Mr. Arroyave started his Federal career as a Resource Area Biologist for the Bureau of Land Management in Kanab, Utah.

Mr. Arroyave is a graduate of the Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife ecology.  He and his wife, Ashley, have two children, Sydney and Sophie.

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