From California Water News DailyRichard Welsh has been named Principal Deputy Regional Director of the Bureau of Reclamation. Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier in the United States, and the nation’s second largest producer of hydroelectric power. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. This newly created position will showcase Welsh’s technical and leadership background. Though no stranger to hard work and providing technical oversight to some of California Great Basin (CGB) region’s most significant projects in his 34 years of service with Reclamation. Welsh’s hands on approach to the external stakeholders, have given him a broad knowledge and understanding of the regional facilities, their programs and the issues affecting the operations at the various offices. (more)