Wyoming governor names new state engineer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is getting a new state official in charge of regulating water use.

Greg Lanning replaces Pat Tyrrell, who retired in January after 18 years as Wyoming state engineer.

The state engineer is a job established by the Wyoming Constitution and has a term of six years.

Gov. Mark Gordon says in a release finding a state engineer is challenging because the job requires a mix of technical, policy and political skills.

Lanning served as deputy state engineer from 2012-2014.

He begins his new job Nov. 25.

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