River Restoration Stories

  [caption id="attachment_255" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Redband Trout Photo: Fisheye Guy Photography[/caption] Low river flows and associated high water temperatures often negatively affect fish populations. Biologists believe this to be the case in the Deschutes River downstream from Bend, where flows...
Restored flows in Whychus Creek meandering through The Deschutes Land Trust's Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Whychus Creek in Sisters has made a huge comeback in the past several years through the collaborative efforts of the Deschutes River Conservancy (streamflow), Three...
On June 6th of this year, Central Oregon lost one of its most important figures in water management. Bob Main was Watermaster and then Regional Manager at the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) for twenty-two years during a time of dramatic...
Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) is in the process of piping almost one mile of their I-Lateral canal, located near the Alfalfa Store & Feed. The conserved water from this project will be transferred to farms in North Unit Irrigation...
[caption id="attachment_165" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo: Fish Eye Guy Photography[/caption] This month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that the designation of steelhead trout released above Round Butte Dam on the Deschutes River will be changed from endangered to...
[caption id="attachment_92" align="aligncenter" width="665"] Newly rerouted Whychus Creek meandering through Camp Polk Meadow near Sisters, Oregon.[/caption] Whychus Creek tumbles down the east slopes of the Cascade Mountains, through the City of Sisters, and into the Deschutes River. For over a...