Irrigation Districts

[caption id="attachment_473" align="alignnone" width="665"] Photo: Marisa Chappell Hossick[/caption] The Deschutes River brings so much to our lives. It inspires our runs, walks and rides. Its powerful waters work hard to bring life to our region, but we can live in...
[caption id="attachment_508" align="aligncenter" width="665"] The Upper Deschutes shown closer to town at 553 cfs after recharge from tributaries and springs. Flows out of Wickiup are currently 103 cfs.[/caption] Beginning this winter, the Deschutes River will flow at a minimum of...
Perspective on U.S. District Court hearing on the Oregon spotted frog litigation from DRC Executive Director, Tod Heisler  As I scanned the overflowing courtroom for an empty seat at last Tuesday’s Oregon spotted frog hearing, I encountered Richard Macy, a North Unit...
[caption id="attachment_474" align="aligncenter" width="665"] Photo: Richard Scott Nelson[/caption] The Deschutes River needs our help. The Deschutes River, though beautiful, has some very serious problems. In many years, flows in the Deschutes below the reservoir can drop by as much as...
[caption id="attachment_470" align="aligncenter" width="665"] Restoring flows in Whychus Creek and providing, pressurized, fish friendly water for farmers.Photo credit: Mathias Perle, Upper Deschutes Watershed Council[/caption]   Let me paint a picture of the summer of 1977 in Sisters, Oregon. The population...