Sacramento, California - The Bureau of Reclamation’s Mid Pacific Region announces Jeff Rieker as the Deputy Operations Manager for its Central Valley Office in Sacramento.

In his new role as deputy, Rieker will be involved in the day-to-day water and power operations of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project, one of the largest water storage and transport systems in the world. The CVP is comprised of 20 dams and reservoirs, 11 powerplants and more than 500 miles of canals and aqueducts within California’s Central Valley.

“Jeff has done an outstanding job with Reclamation for more than 15 years,” said Pablo Arroyave, Deputy Regional Director. “I’m happy for us and look forward to his continued success in his new role in our Central Valley Operations Office.”

Rieker began his career with Reclamation in 1999 as a student and hydraulic engineer in Denver. Since that time, Rieker has served as a hydrologic modeler, a river and reservoir operations forecaster, and has overseen a variety of water resource planning and management issues for Reclamation in Carson City, Sacramento and most recently in Washington D.C., where he served as the Region’s liaison and representative in the Commissioner’s Office.

Rieker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Water Resources Planning and Management from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. in the same subject from Colorado State University. Rieker is also a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada.