Dedication Ceremony to Celebrate Naming of Diamond Valley Lake East Dam

Officials to honor former Metropolitan General Manager, General Counsel Carl Boronkay

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

WHAT:

 

Metropolitan Water District is honoring the memory and achievements of its former general manager and general counsel through the naming of the Carl Boronkay East Dam at Diamond Valley Lake. Boronkay, who served as general manager from 1984 to 1993 and as general counsel from 1980 to 1984, was a water industry pioneer who forged new paths and policies that positioned Southern California for a future of water reliability.

   

WHEN:

 

Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m.

   

WHERE:

 

Diamond Valley Lake’s Lakeview Trail, accessed from the DVL Marina,

 

 

2615 Angler Ave., Hemet; parking will be provided at the marina.

   

VISUALS:

 

With beautiful Diamond Valley Lake serving as a backdrop, officials will come together to unveil a new plaque dedicating the reservoir’s East Dam.

   

BACKGROUND:

 

Metropolitan’s Board of Directors in January voted to name Diamond Valley Lake’s East Dam after Boronkay, who first joined the agency as assistant general counsel in 1976 before being promoted to general counsel in 1980, and general manager in 1984.

 

 

Under Boronkay’s leadership, Metropolitan identified the need for important infrastructure investments, including projects that later became Diamond Valley Lake, Southern California’s largest drinking water reservoir, and the Inland Feeder, a 44-mile conveyance system connecting the State Water Project to Diamond Valley Lake and the Colorado River Aqueduct.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a state-established cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving nearly 19 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.

Contacts

Maritza Fairfield, (213) 217-6853; (909) 816-7722, mobile

Rebecca Kimitch, (213) 217-6450; (202) 821-5253, mobile

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