OGDEN — If Wayne Pullan were a praying man, and he is, he’d be praying for a runoff season like the one northern Utah is experiencing right now.
It warms up. It cools down. Push repeat.
“It is like playing jazz in a jazz band,” said the area manager for the Provo office of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
“Every other guy is a variable and you have to respond in real time. They are going to challenge you. They are going to try to throw you off and you have to create something that is cool and beautiful.”
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Wayne Pullan, area manager for the Provo office of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, talks about the Pineview Dam in Ogden Canyon on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
The players in this band are the rain, the sun, the snowpack in the mountains and how everything must come together perfectly to stave off flooding, keep water in ample supply for culinary use, for irrigation, for recreation and for wildlife.
It is a delicate dance, a perfect instrumentation that has to play out in dam management.
On Wednesday, Pullan was joined by Darren Hess, assistant general manager of the Weber Basin Water Conservancy …read more
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