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Daren Rasmussen

Stream Alteration Specialist
Category: State Agency Employee
Office Phone:  (801) 538-7377
PO Box 146300 Salt Lake City UT 84114
Area:  Logan Region
Expertise:  Hydrogeology
Riparian Zone
Water - Surface

"Is actively engaged in convincing land managers and owners to take appropriate accountability for the natural stream resources they have on their property for their own benefit, for those they impact, and for posterity. Was honored by Utah Governor Olene Walker in 2004 for his work with the public and the State's streams.

Works for the State of Utah, State Engineer's Office in the Department of Natural Resources. Has been involved with dam safety issues and stream alteration regulation since 1995. Has helped develop, implement, & enforce state law pertaining to stream alterations.

Is currently licensed as a professional geologist in Utah. Has had significant coursework and/or experience in fluvialgeomorphology, hydrogeology, anthropology, german, mechanical engineering, & geographical information systems, graduating from junior college in Rexburg Idaho with an associates degree in Mechanical Engineering and from Utah State University in Logan Utah with a degree in Hydrogeology Engineering.

Was born in Boise Idaho, grew up in a farming community in southeastern Idaho (northern Cache Valley), went to junior college in Rexburg Idaho, fulfilled ecclesiastical service in Germany for a couple of years, and then pursued a degree at Utah State University in Logan Utah where he met his future wife. Is currently residing with wife and three children in Murray Utah."

Organization: Utah Department of Natural Resources - Division of Water Rights