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Local named Reclamation area manager

Boulder City resident Rob Skordas has been selected as the area manager of the Lower Colorado Dams Office for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region. Regional Director Terry Fulp said Skordas, who was previously the acting area manager for the office, is known for his dedication to his work and his commitment to safety.

“Rob has done an excellent job as the acting manager for the Lower Colorado Dams Office, and I know he will continue to provide exemplary service as the area manager,” Fulp said.

The Lower Colorado Dams Office is responsible for managing and operating Hoover, Davis, and Parker dams on the lower Colorado River, including powerplants and facilities that provide more than 9 million acre-feet of water and produce more than 6.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity.

Skordas was a doctor of chiropractic for 15 years, before changing directions in 1999 and taking a position as an apprentice power plant operator at Reclamation’s Grand Coulee Dam. In 2002, he became a control operator, and subsequently the operations team leader, at Folsom Dam in Reclamation’s Central California Area Office. In 2010, Skordas joined the Lower Colorado Region as the facility manager for Davis Dam, before becoming the facility manager of Hoover Dam in 2012.

Skordas said he has become well versed in the challenges of managing facilities that provide essential water and power to people in the American Southwest.

“The LCDO area manager position offers an exciting opportunity to work with our power customers and facility mangers,” said Skordas. “Climate change has created new challenges for the Colorado River, and I look forward to leading the team that has been tasked with meeting these challenges.”

Skordas and his wife, Paula, live in Boulder City and have two children who attend Boulder City High School.

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