• FEB 28: Collaborative Strategies for the Future of the Crooked River

    Balancing water conservation, agricultural needs, and sustainable management for the future of the Crooked River.

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  • DRC's IMPACT - Learn about our work in the Deschutes Basin

    In these pages, you’ll learn about the projects, programs, and priorities that drive our mission forward. We share stats on our accomplishments and updates on our progress. And we acknowledge those who have contributed to the DRC’s success in various ways.

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  • Save the Date: RiverFeast May 4th, 2024

    RiverFeast is back for 2024. Join the DRC on May 4th for a celebration of our rivers.

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RESTORING STREAMFLOW ​​AND IMPROVING WATER QUALITY

IN THE DESCHUTES RIVER BASIN ​SINCE 1996

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Deschutes River Basin

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We’re lucky to have this beautiful river

but the systems that manage it were created 100 years ago, and now it’s suffering

  • Act Now to Save the Deschutes River

    The Deschutes is a natural jewel in the heart of our community. But many of us are unaware that the river upstream of Bend is in big trouble. Its ecology is at a tipping point and showing steep declines in fish, wildlife and vegetation. We must act now before it is too late.

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What We Do

The problems are fixable and we're all working together to conserve water and​ solve them

Everyone Wins

Everyone will win if we can fix this

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The streamflow challenges currently facing the Deschutes Basin trace back more than 100 years. Settlers put the Basin's water to work pursuing a successful future for local agriculture ​but not considering the environmental ​impact. Today we know far more about the need to protect ecosystems while supporting livelihoods. We're fortunate to be in a basin with enough water for all — provided it's properly managed. By rethinking and rebalancing how we use and share water, we can and will have enough water for fish, farms, and families. 

We Need Your Help

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