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Mr. Darby Fuerst

General Manager

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District

HQ Phone: (831) 658-5652

Email: d***@***.us

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District

P.O. Box 85

Monterey, California 93942

United States

Company Description

MPWMD is the lead agency to process a permit application by Cal-Am to expand its water distribution system by constructing the CRDRP. Cal-Am’s application was accepted by MPWMD as complete in March 1997. This project would be a 24,000-af dam and reservoir ... more

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Employment History

Senior Hydrologist


Peace Corps Volunteer: TESL Teacher
United States Peace Corps

Web References (52 Total References)


www.coastalwebweaver.com, 17 May 2015 [cached]

Darby Fuerst, senior hydrologist for the water district said, "The river's receding--caused in part by pumping. "They don't have a problem yet, but they're worried about what to do if we have a particularly hot weekend and a well failure. As the river recedes, Fuerst said, the water district,aided by volunteers, has been rescuing juvenile steelhead trout, trying to stay ahead of the river's decline..."

Darby Fuerst, 63, remembered as ...

www.pineconearchive.com, 13 Dec 2013 [cached]

Darby Fuerst, 63, remembered as water expert, benevolent boss

FRIENDS AND coworkers of Darby Fuerst, who died Monday morning of cancer, remembered the longtime water district general manager as a kindhearted leader and one of the foremost authorities on the Monterey Peninsula's water supply issues. He was 63.
Fuerst worked at the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District for nearly 25 years before retiring in 2011. He died at his home Monday morning surrounded by his family, just three days before his 64th birthday.
Arlene Tavani, Fuerst's executive assistant at the water district, said he was a tireless worker who took little time off. She called him intelligent and a "man of integrity."
Fuerst, who lived in Pacific Grove, is survived by his wife, Andrea, and their four adult children.
Water district water resources manager Joe Oliver called Fuerst a "fierce proponent of accuracy" and a "resident scientific mentor" to many employees of the water district.
Fuerst worked as a hydrologist with the water district from 1985 to 1988 before leaving for another job. He returned to the district in 1989 and was named general manager in 1995, a position he held until 2000. He served again as general manager from 2008 through 2011, the year he retired.
"Darby led multiple high adventure treks to the Sierra and in New Mexico, and led these youth on bicycle trips and camps," Laredo told The Pine Cone.
Fuerst had a creative side, too. Water district project manager Henrietta Stern said Fuerst was a "master storyteller," who often told of his time in Ethiopia in the Peace Corps and his exploits with his twin brother, Rory.
Sand City Mayor and water district director Dave Pendergrass, who first met Fuerst in 1986, said Fuerst "was a very gentle person" who had a mild managerial style.
The two men shared the same Dec. 12 birthday, and Fuerst would call him every year to wish him a happy birthday, Pendergrass said.
Fuerst had a degree in English, and several people told The Pine Cone that he had a keen attention to punctuation and grammar.
"Darby inspired me to excel at written communication," water demand manager Stephanie Locke-Pintar told The Pine Cone.

Cal Am must reach the 3,376-acre-foot ...

www.wef.org, 3 May 2010 [cached]

Cal Am must reach the 3,376-acre-foot limit by the end of 2016, said Darby Fuerst, general manager of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management

Calendar of Events - LWV of Salinas Valley

www.sv.ca.lwvnet.org, 22 Oct 2009 [cached]

Darby Fuerst, General Manager of the MPWMD: the District's desalination project and the Draft Cease and Desist Order


www.pbcsd.org, 1 June 2001 [cached]

Darby Fuerst, General Manager, MPWMD

Darby Fuerst further clarified that Cal-Am's water distribution problems were in lower Carmel Valley water wells and they are reluctant to use upper valley wells that will increase dewatering of Carmel River and risk violating the Endangered Species Act
Darby Fuerst summarized results of the MPWMD Technical Advisory Committee-Policy Advisory Committee ("TAC-PAC") meeting held on June 1, 2001.Mr. Fuerst said that the TAC-PAC consisting mainly of local governmental officials, agreed to add PBCo's proposal for Phase II financing as a new topic on the TAC-PAC agendas for future meetings.
Mr. Fuerst said the main topic the TAC-PAC discussed in its last meeting was whether 150-acre foot ('af") of PBCo water entitlements could be returned to the MPWMD.He said that, subsequently, on May 17, 2001 the MPWMD Board's Project Review Subcommittee discussed the PBCo's latest revised proposal that offered 45 af of the originally proposed 150 af be reassigned to MPWMD for usage throughout all of Cal-Am's jurisdictions at the current connection rate of $18,500.He indicated under PBCo's revised proposal the remaining 105 af of entitlements would be available for Del Monte Forest residents and possibly others within the CAWD/PBCSD boundaries to purchase at the rate of $175,000 per af, which would fund Phase II improvements.

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