DRC News & Resources

We are happy to announce that this year’s RiverFeast Dinner and Auction was a great success! Thanks to the generosity of our community, tickets were sold out and were able to offer 11 exciting live auction items to an enthusiastic...
Things have been heating up in Bend and the summer tourist season seems to be in full swing.  Last weekend, I decided to head up to Wickiup Reservoir to get away from the crowds and cool down with a swim...
If you’re like me, the transition to summer over the past month has been a welcome one!  In Oregon, summer not only means longer, warmer days but also less wet stuff falling from the sky.  Oddly though, summer also brings...
Even though the Willamette River Basin is extremely similar to the Deschutes River Basin in terms of size and geographic location, it has a much wetter climate.  The differences in vegetation are pretty obvious even from satellite imagery! By Jake...
How it all started Over 100 years ago, federal and state policies encouraged the settlement of the high desert by facilitating access to land and irrigation water. In many cases, the state gave out more water rights than existed in...
The Deschutes River runs through the heart of Central Oregon. For the past century, the river has been managed to serve irrigation needs. This has had a negative impact on flows and the health of the river. Together with our...
Includes the 2016 Flow Restoration Report, Tools to Create A Healthy Deschutes, McKay Creek's Missing Link, and a Message from DRC Executive Director, Tod Heisler. View the 2016 Annual Report