The Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC), in partnership with Central Oregon Irrigation District and North Unit Irrigation District, is launching the 2022 Deschutes Water Bank Pilot Program. The program is a local, flexible, and voluntary water management tool, which allows for the easier movement of water to meet farmer and river needs in times of scarcity.
Deschutes Land Trust and Deschutes River Conservancy Partner to Boost Water Flows in Whychus Creek ›
The Deschutes River Conservancy and Deschutes Land Trust announced today a water rights transfer that will help return more water to Whychus Creek, providing a buffer for future drought years.
Bend businesses have contributed to the lease program over time, and other corporations have invested through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.
DRC staff joined our partners at the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council (UDWC) on a beautiful fall day for a tour of the recently restored reaches of Whychus Creek.
Local pipe manufacturing saves millions of dollars in shipping costs and makes this large-diameter, high-pressure pipe locally accessible.
This year’s report includes a message from our executive director, a closer look at our approach in the basin, our current main initiatives, how we’re responding to a changing climate, a look at 25 years of flow restoration, a review of our 2020 financials, and our 2020 supporter acknowledgments.
DRC staff had the opportunity to paddle what remains of Wickiup Reservoir with expert staff from the US Forest Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service last Friday.
Congratulations to DRC Programs Director, Dani Wise Johnson for becoming a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) through the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER).