Alan Mikkelsen

Alan Mikkelsen, federal Bureau of Reclamation Deputy Commissioner.

Alan Mikkelsen, the federal Bureau of Reclamation’s deputy commissioner, will be making a third trip this year to the Klamath Basin with the focus on working toward resolution myriad water issues.

“Believe it or not, when I was asked what other assignments I wanted from the Interior Secretary, I said resolving Indian water rights settlements and the Klamath Basin,” Mikkelsen said Wednesday in a phone interview from his Washington, D.C., office. “I have been doing conflict resolutions on water issues for over three decades.”