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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 19 years of experience in water resources that spans both the private and public sectors, Jason has spent the last 15 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

El Vado Dam Update

For Release: May 14, 2024  Contact: Albuquerque Area Office Public Affairs Specialist Pacifica Casares-Chehy,   Construction on hold at El Vado Dam ALBUQUERQUE, NM. – During the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District regular board meeting this...

Spring Runoff Preparations & Warnings

MRGCD Water Officials Warn of Heavier River Flows, Fire Danger Preparations underway for increase in water, higher temperatures  When temperatures increase, snow melts and the spring runoff approaches. Officials at the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District are...