Reclamation Commissioner C. Dale Duvall has named Weston J. Hirschi to the post of acting regional director for the bureau's Upper Colorado Region.

Hirschi has served as assistant regional director since 1982 and replaces Clifford I. Barrett, who retired Feb. 24.Hirschi earned a degree in civil engineering from Utah State University in 1956, two years after he started his career with reclamation as an engineering aide in 1954 at the Weber Basin Projects Office in Ogden. He will direct the regional office in Salt Lake City until a permanent replacement is named by the Interior Department.