Gov. Jay Inslee made the appointment Friday. Bellon, who heads the Water Resources Program at Ecology, replaces Ted Sturdevant, who is now Inslee's executive director for legislative affairs.
Inslee's office says that Bellon will play a key role in a bill the governor has sponsored requiring state agencies to begin implementing a long-term plan for improving water supplies in central Washington's agricultural Yakima River Basin.
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