[env-trinity] Floyd Dominy Dies

Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Fri Apr 23 16:42:14 PDT 2010



Commissioner's Office
Washington, D.C.  
Released On: April 23, 2010

Reclamation Remembers the Life of Floyd Dominy

One of the longest serving Commissioners in the history of Reclamation,
Floyd Dominy, has passed away at the age of 100. Dominy served as
Reclamation Commissioner from 1959 to 1969 serving under Presidents
Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. 

"Reclamation has a long history of 'larger than life' Commissioners and
Floyd was certainly at the top of that list," said Reclamation Commissioner
Michael Connor. "I hope I have the strength, determination, and tenacity to
carry on the legacy that Floyd set in this position to implement my agenda
for Reclamation, as he was with his." 

Dominy joined Reclamation in 1946 as a land settlement specialist. He
supervised the Allocations and Repayment Branch, Division of Irrigation in
1950. He rose to Assistant Commissioner in 1957 and was named Associate
Commissioner in 1958. He retired from Reclamation in 1969. 

Notable events that occurred during his term as Commissioner include the
completion of Glen Canyon, Flaming Gorge, and Navajo Dams of the Colorado
River Storage Project. He also played a role in the authorization and
initiation of construction of the San Luis Unit and pushed for the
completion of the Trinity River Division, Central Valley Project. 

Dominy was born and grew up on a farm in Adams County, Neb., and graduated
from the University of Wyoming in 1932.    

"This is definitely the end of an era. His was a life full of great
accomplishments and he will definitely be missed," added Connor.


Byron Leydecker, JcT

Chair, Friends of Trinity River

PO Box 2327

Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

415 383 4810 land/fax (call first to fax)

415 519 4810 mobile

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