David N. Kennedy


Age: 71

Summary: former director of the California Department of Water Resources in the 1980's and 1990's who faced the challenges of a five-year drought and three major floods during his record 15 years in office (the department operates the State Water Project, the largest state-run water and power system in the nation), but who had planned and managed the water resources for more than 30 million people.

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

Born: September 10, 1936

Died: December 23, 2007

Sacramento, California