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Carl Torgersen

Carl Torgersen, Deputy Director
State Water Project

Carl Torgersen was appointed Deputy Director of the State Water Project on April 6, 2012. He had been acting as Deputy Director since September 2011. His primary responsibility is management of the State Water Project.

Prior to assuming his current role, Carl was Chief of the Division of Operations and Maintenance since 2006 where he supervised over 1,100 employees engaged in the operation of the SWP. Prior to becoming Division Chief, he served as Chief of the SWP Operations Control Office, responsible for the planning of water and power operations. Additionally, Carl held a prior assignment as Chief of the San Luis Field Division.

Carl began his career with DWR in 1981 as a Mechanical Engineer in what was then the Division of Design and Construction and has worked on a wide variety of projects including the expansion of Banks and Pearblossom Pumping Plants, the North Bay Aqueduct, and the Suisun Marsh Salinity Control Gates. With an extensive variety of assignments over his career, Carl has developed a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of DWR's mission and his experience has allowed him to develop exceptional leadership abilities.

Carl earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento and is a Registered Mechanical Engineer.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

California Department of Water Resources
P.O. Box 942836, Room 1115-9
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

Street Address:

1416 - 9th Street, Room 1115-9
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mary Ann Archuleta, Executive Assistant to:
Deputy Director Raphael A. Torres
Telephone: (916) 653-8043
E-mail Address: archulet@water.ca.gov
Mailing Address: Same as above