Charles Thompson

NM Office of the State Engineer

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NM Office of the State Engineer


Charles (Chuck) has held the position of Bureau Chief for Dam Safety in the Office of the State Engineer since August 2012. He inherited a fully developed dam safety program that was, and is, in the process of working with dam owners and their engineers toward compliance with regulations promulgated in December 2010. Chuck has a staff of five engineers and a staff assistant who have varied and extensive experience gained at other dam safety programs, consulting, and private sector work. He is confident in their ability and they take a serious and careful approach to dam safety. Chuck has learned a great deal from New Mexico dam owners and he has developed an appreciation for the challenges that they face.