Deschutes River Conservancy News

June 10, 2023 – Bend’s First Global Water Dance

Join us at noon on Saturday, June 10th at Bend’s Drake Park Public Amphitheater for a worldwide event rooted in dance, community, and the love of water. DRC’s Finance Director and lifelong dancer, Tara Langston will be opening the event with some words about dance and water. 

2023 Water Supply Outlook: On The Path To Recovery

With the current Cascade snowpack towering at 174% of average, and seemingly endless rounds of spring snow adding to the total, the Deschutes River Basin is receiving some much-needed relief from the years-long drought cycle we have been in.

Irrigation Districts Are Turning On – Here’s What That Means

Local irrigation districts are about to start sending water to their farmers. Water is being released out of Wickiup Reservoir (as it does every year), so flows in the Upper Deschutes are going to increase, flows will be diverted into canals in various places in Bend, and consequently flows downstream will drop dramatically.

Reflections on World Water Day

World Water Day is an important reminder of the crucial role that water plays in our lives. On a global level, it can be difficult to comprehend how an individual can make a difference, but with the inspiration of “Be the change you want to see in the world” we can all make small changes that add up to big effects.

Critical Wild Steelhead Habitat Gets a Water Boost

The Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) has been working for over 27 years to improve streamflow in the Deschutes River Basin. Through our collaborative work with our partners, we have been able to protect more than…