Head of NM irrigation district to retire

October 26, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District will be stepping down after more than three decades on the job.

The irrigation district says Chief Engineer and CEO Subhas [auth] Shah will announce his retirement during the district’s board of directors meeting in Albuquerque on Monday.

Shah’s last day on the job will be Dec. 1.

Board Chairman Derrick Lente says Shah has led the district through a period of many challenges and changes.

Lente says a search for Shah’s replacement will begin in the coming weeks.

The district is responsible for delivering water to about 70,000 acres of cropland in the Middle Rio Grande Valley. Its territory stretches from Cochiti south to the boundary of the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

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