Faces of Water Q&A – May 2017

  • by Pamela Martineau
  • May 26, 2017
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Craig Myers, Operations Manager, Western Canal Water District

Telling the stories of the people who work to deliver California’s water…

1.) Describe your job.

I manage water deliveries, infrastructure and maintenance of over 80 miles of canals and 60,000 acres of farmland in northern California. I also coordinate the water diversion schedule with the Department of Water Resources from Thermalito Afterbay, a part of the Oroville Dam complex. I supervise seven full-time water operators/maintenance employees and oversee injury prevention and safety programs.

2.) What do you like best about your job?

I enjoy working with growers on their irrigation needs and am proud that our water delivery system reports a 96% efficiency.

3.) How did you get into the water industry?

I applied as a water operator for a summer job in 1990 between college semesters. I enjoyed working for the district so much, I didn’t go back to school.

4.) What is something unique about yourself?

I love the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping, snow skiing and backpacking.

5.) What is your favorite food?

Mexican.


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