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Governor Appoints Water Superintendent

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State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437

September 21, 2012


Renny MacKay
Communications Director

Governor Appoints Water Superintendent

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Matt Mead has appointed Brian Pugsley as the new Division 1 Water Superintendent. Pugsley served as Assistant Superintendent of Water Division 1 and replaces Randy Tullis who retired September 12, 2012. Pugsley has over 17 years of service with the State Engineer’s Office. 

“This position is integral to water and water use. I am pleased Brian was willing to take on the challenge,” Governor Mead said. The Division 1 Superintendant is based in Torrington, WY and oversees water administration in the North Platte River, Niobrara River, Laramie River, Little Snake River, Medicine Bow River, Sweetwater River and all tributaries within those drainages.

The Division 1 Water Superintendent supervises water commissioners’ administration and regulation of waters. The Superintendent is a member of the constitutionally created State Board of Control, which is responsible for adjudication of Wyoming water rights.

State Engineer Patrick Tyrrell congratulated Pugsley on his appointment. “Brian’s service to the agency and our constituents has been outstanding and I look forward to working with him in his important new role,” Tyrrell stated.  “He is well qualified and I welcome his contributions to Water Division 1.”  Tyrrell asks that constituents in Water Division 1 who have water-related questions for this office contact Mr. Pugsley. You may continue to contact the Torrington office at 307-532-2248.