The board of directors for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District this month gave two special achievement awards to a pair of Utah citizens who have been influential in water-use policy.
They were:- Charlie W. Wilson, a water expert whose career spanned 54 years and included a lengthy stint as supervisor of Salt Lake City's Water Department from 1952 to 1980. Wilson formed the Intermountain Section of the American Water Works Association in 1985 and continues to be active in the industry.
- Loryn S. Ross, a now-retired farmer who ran agricultural operations in the Arcadia and Pleasant Valley areas for the past half-century. Ross served eight years on the Duchesne County Commission and has been on the Duchesne County Water Resource Board since its inception in 1988. He also was chairman of the Uintah Basin Irrigation Co., was the state-appointed commissioner of the Strawberry River and served a four-year term on the state Lands Board.