Dale Trowbridge of Eaton has been appointed to the Northern Water and Municipal Subdistrict Boards of Directors by Northeastern Colorado district court judges. The appointment was effective Sept. 4. He succeeds the retiring Jerry Winters as a Weld County representative.
Trowbridge is currently the general manager of the New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company and its subsidiaries. He has 20 years of experience managing irrigation and reservoir facilities and many years as a farmer and cattle feeder in the region. His extensive background also includes managing an underground water users association, operating a well augmentation company and participating in the basin-wide Poudre Runs Through It, a group seeking ways for agricultural, urban and environmental interests to make the Poudre River a healthy, working river. He is also a director of the Cache La Poudre Water Users Association.
“I’m excited to be involved in such an important part of our community and region,” said Trowbridge. “Water is absolutely critical to the ongoing discussion surrounding the agricultural/urban interface and growth issues. Northern Water plays an integral role in addressing the issues and helping find solutions to meet the needs of our communities and our farmers and businesses.”
Trowbridge was appointed to fill the vacant Weld County seat after the retirement of Jerry Winters. Winters was appointed in 1995. In June, he announced his retirement from Board following 19 years of service.
“Jerry was a valuable and respected member of the Board and will be greatly missed,” said Northern Water General Manager Eric Wilkinson. “But we look forward to having Dale serve on the Board and benefitting from the knowledge and experience he brings.”
Northern Water is a public agency created in 1937 to contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to build the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, which collects water on the West Slope and delivers it to the East Slope through a 13-mile tunnel that runs underneath Rocky Mountain National Park. Northern Water’s boundaries encompass portions of eight counties, 640,000 irrigated acres and a population of about 860,000 people. For more information, visit www.northernwater.org.