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Jason Casuga,  Chief Engineer/CEO

Jason Casuga is the Chief Engineer/CEO for the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD), located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  As a professional engineer with over 17 years of experience in water resources that spans both the private and public sectors, Jason has spent the last 13 years working within the Middle Rio Grande Valley.  Prior to being appointed as the Chief Engineer/CEO in February 2022, Jason was MRGCD’s Chief Operations Officer (COO), responsible for the agency’s technical services and field maintenance divisions.

 Before joining MRGCD in June 2016, Jason was a River Maintenance Engineer and Project Manager at the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR).  In his role at the BOR, Jason was responsible for managing river maintenance and habitat restoration projects along the Rio Grande from Velarde, New Mexico, to Elephant Butte Reservoir. 

 Jason was raised in Dexter, New Mexico, and has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University.



Latest News

MRGCD Announces New Service Request Process

MRGCD’s Irrigation Systems Operators (ISO) are most in tune with middle Rio Grande valley water users and their needs and expectations. Their focus is working with water users to ensure water is delivered in a timely and equitable fashion. In order to keep ISO’s...

Notice: Socorro Main Canal North Project to Begin Construction

SOCORRO MAIN CANAL NORTH CHANNEL LINING PHASE I The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) plans to conduct channel lining within the Socorro Main Canal North (Canal), starting from the San Acacia Diversion Dam to Station 60+00± of the Canal. This project...

2023 Proposed Mill Levy Increase

MRGCD BOARD APPROVES 2023 MILL LEVY INCREASE TO HELP PAY FOR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE Failing infrastructure has become the most significant challenge for the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) in these water short times. The MRGCD does not have enough...