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Ex-water official Lynn Ludlow dies

Lynn S. Ludlow, the first general manager for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, died at his South Jordan home Thursday, March 29, 2001. He was 83.

Mr. Ludlow started with the water conservancy district in 1964 as its general manager, a position he held for 20 years.

During his time, the district completed the Strawberry Collection System, which delivers water from the Stillwater and Strawberry reservoirs to the Wasatch Front. Additionally, water treatment facilities in Ashley Valley, Duchesne and Salt Lake counties.

The district operates project facilities and administers the sale of water throughout the Central Utah Water Project.

Along with serving as the water district's general manager, Mr. Ludlow also served in a number of other positions that improved the access to water resources for the Western states. He was chairman of the Engineering Committee for the Upper Colorado River Commission, the national director of National Water Resources and president of the Utah Water Users Association.

Mr. Ludlow was born in Benjamin, Utah County, and graduated from Utah State University in 1942, and then worked for 20 years as an engineer in water resources with the Rural Electrification Administration. During that time, he directed projects relating to irrigation and resource development nationwide. Prior to his work with the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, he served as general manager of the Richfield-based Garkane Power Association, which provided power to several counties in southern Utah and northern Arizona.

In 1986, he received the Bureau of Reclamation's Citizen Award. He has also been awarded the U.S. Department of Agriculture Superior Service Award.

Mr. Ludlow is survived by his wife, Thelma, two daughters, a son, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Edgemont 11th Ward chapel, 3050 Mojave Lane in Provo. Friends may call at the Walker-Sanderson funeral home, 646 E. 800 North, Orem, between 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday, and may also call at the chapel one hour prior to services.