Nettles joins Northern and Subdistrict boards
BERTHOUD – David Nettles, P.E., has been named to the Northern Water Board of Directors and Municipal Subdistrict Board of Directors as a representative from Weld County. He replaces Kenton Brunner, who left the board in September after 24 years of service.
Nettles most recently served as the Colorado Division 1 Water Engineer, managing water resources in the South Platte, Laramie and Republican river basins. A native of Louisiana, he earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Louisiana Tech and a master’s degree in agricultural engineering at Colorado State University. He worked for the state of Montana on issues surrounding federal reserved water rights before joining Colorado’s Division of Water Resources in 1986. He became an assistant division engineer in the Division 1 office in 1991, the lead assistant division engineer in 2003 and the division engineer in 2010, when current Northern Water employee Jim Hall retired from the position. Nettles retired from the position in June 2018.
Nettles lives in Greeley with his wife, Nancy, and has two adult children. He is also active in West Greeley Baptist Church and its outreach efforts to aid the homeless. “I recognize the importance of water in Northern Colorado and am pleased to be able to continue to serve the public as a Northern Water board member,” he said.
About Northern Water
Northern Water, a public agency created in 1937, provides water for agricultural, municipal, domestic and industrial uses to an eight-county service area with a population of nearly 960,000. Northern Water and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation operate the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, which collects water on the West Slope and delivers it to Northeastern Colorado through a 13-mile tunnel beneath Rocky Mountain National Park. It and the Municipal Subdistrict are currently developing the Windy Gap Firming Project and the Northern Integrated Supply Project to enhance Front Range water supplies for the future.