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McCarthy Applauds Ernest Conant Appointment as Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Regional Director

Jan 18, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the appointment of Bakersfield resident Ernest Conant as the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Regional Director:

“Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Burman could not have chosen a more qualified or experienced individual than Ernest Conant to serve as the Mid-Pacific Regional Director.  Ernest will draw on his vast experience working on Kern County and Central Valley water issues over the years to advance the important initiatives the Bureau of Reclamation is engaged in to enhance water supplies in our state and region.  I congratulate Ernest on his appointment, and I look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role.”


  • The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific (MP) Region covers parts of California, Nevada, and Oregon.
  • The MP Region manages the Central Valley Project, which provides water to northern and central California communities and agricultural areas, and oversees the operations of Federal reservoirs in California.
  • To learn more about the MP Region, click here