Deschutes River Conservancy Press Releases
Sep 02, 2014 - Deschutes River Conservancy - A Legacy of Cooperative Water Management Honored with the Inaugural Presentation of the 2014 Bob Main Award
The Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) awarded the first ever Bob Main Award to Kyle Gorman of the Oregon Water Resources Department at the DRC’s 8th Annual RiverFeast dinner.
Jun 09, 2014 - Bureau of Reclamation - Reclamation Funds Study for Sustainable Water Management in Oregon’s Upper Deschutes Basin
BEND, Ore.– The Department of the Interior announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation will make $1.8 million available for comprehensive water studies addressing climate change options to three western river basins, including the Upper Deschutes Basin in Oregon.
Oct 22, 2013 - Deschutes River Conservancy - Concerned Citizens about the Recent Deschutes River Fish Kill
This past week a large quantity of trout and other fish species became stranded and died in a side channel of the Deschutes River, near Meadow Camp and Lava Island, southwest of Bend, Oregon.
Sep 24, 2013 - Deschutes River Conservancy - Phase One of the North Unit Water Supply Program Finalized Through the State of Oregon
The first phase of the North Unit Water Supply Program is complete, lining 4.9 miles of North Unit’s main canal, conserving Deschutes River water that would otherwise be lost through seepage. This conserved water will now be used on lands that had been irrigated with water pumped from the Crooked River.
Oct 02, 2012 - The Deschutes River Conservancy - The Deschutes River Conservancy Awarded $50,000 Grant from the Bureau of Reclamation
Recently, the Bureau of Reclamation announced the recipients of its WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program.
Mar 14, 2012 - Deschutes River Conservancy - Recovery Act funding helps to restore Deschutes River and Whychus Creek
In fiscal years 2009-2011, the Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) in Bend, Oregon was awarded $3,662,250 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to advance its mission of restoring streamflow and improving water quality throughout the Deschutes Basin while creating jobs in the local economy.
The Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) has been working with North Unit Irrigation District (NUID) to find a solution to address the irrigation needs of the farmers and conservation needs of the river. We are pleased to announce that we will be breaking ground this winter with North Unit Irrigation District on the first phase of the largest streamflow restoration initiative in Oregon’s history.