Deschutes River Conservancy News

New Water Management Program Will Ease Water Shortages for Junior Irrigators and Rivers

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.

Notes from the Field: Wickiup Reservoir

It was a great day in the field observing the importance of restoring flows in the Upper Deschutes with DRC staff and our partner at the US Forest Service. Observing the current conditions and the impacts of more than 70 years of modified river flows reinforces the importance of restoring flows in the Upper Deschutes.

2020 Annual Report

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. 


Calling for volunteers with experience handling fish to help relocate stranded fish as flows in the river drop for storage season.