From The Department of Water Resources Jonas Minton, who served Californians for decades as a member of the DWR team and Deputy Director, passed away this week at the age of 73. Jonas had a passion for protecting the environment and water during his impressive 33-year career with DWR. Jonas was manager of DWR’s Office of Water Supply Division from 1978 to 1994. During the 1990s, he worked for the El Dorado County Water Agency, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the Executive Director of the Water Forum before being appointed Deputy Director at DWR by Governor Gray Davis in 2000. Among his many projects and accomplishments during his time at DWR, Jonas worked on the purchase of Staten Island, flood corridor regulations, the Yuba Flood Control Program, water transfers, 50 different grant programs, water use efficiency, and so much more. (read more here)