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- Lower American River water quality monitoring shows elevated levels of E. coli bacteria
- Water Available for Aquifer Replenishment report released by Department of Water Resources
- March’s Precipitation helped but was no Miracle; Snowpack increased to 52 percent of average
- Updated Water Allocations for Friant and North of the Delta Contractors released by Reclamation
Steven Moore reconfirmed as member of the State Water Resources Control Board
Civil Engineer Steven Moore has been unanimously reconfirmed as a member of the State Water Resources Control Board by the California State Senate after the June recommendation by the Senate Rules Committee. He was first appointed May 10, 2012, to the State Water Board, and was re-confirmed on Aug. 1.
“It is an honor to be re-appointed by Governor Brown and confirmed by the Senate to continue reviewing and taking action on important water resources issues before this Board,” Moore said upon re-appointment this week. “Water resources issues touch the lives of every Californian in numerous ways. Management of these scarce resources requires careful consideration. The impacts of climate change and our current five-year drought pose both hard choices and opportunities. I look forward to working with the State Water Board members to get this state ready for the next 50 years of water use as our population grows and our sources of water evolve and grow to serve this great state.”
The five-member State Water Board, headed by chair Felicia Marcus, provides comprehensive protection for California’s waters. The State Water Board’s mission is to preserve, enhance and restore the quality of California’s water resources, and ensure their proper allocation and efficient use for the benefit of present and future generations. In addition to Marcus and Moore the other State Water Board members include Vice Chair Frances Spivy-Weber, Tam M. Doduc and Dorene D’Adamo.
Moore earned both a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. He volunteers at his local public school to assist with water education and restoration activities, and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Prior to his appointment, Moore had served as a civil and sanitary engineer at Nute Engineering since 2006, and had been a member of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board since 2008. He has served in multiple staff positions at the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board from 1999 to 2006 and from 1992 to 1996 as a water resource control engineer. He was previously a senior engineer at Montgomery Watson Consulting Engineers from 1997 to 1998. Moore was an environmental analyst and biologist for Earth Metrics Inc. from 1989 to 1991.
Additional information on State Water Resources Control Board members can be found at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/about_us/board_members/