A plan to protect thousands of miles of rivers and streams in Oregon received renewed attention last week when dozens of organizations banded together to encourage politicians to speed up the passage of the bill.
In the Media
Water Woes For Farmers
Drought and river conservation measures have left Central Oregon farmers with less water — though some are harder hit than others.
White House: To help salmon, dams may need to be removed
The Biden administration on Tuesday released two reports arguing that removing dams on the lower Snake River may be needed to restore salmon runs to sustainable levels in the Pacific Northwest, and that replacing the energy created by the dams is possible but will cost $11 billion to $19 billion.
U.S., CANADIAN SCIENTISTS PUBLISH REVIEW OF MINING RISKS TO SALMON-BEARING WATERSHEDS; 3,600 ACTIVE, ABANDONED MINES SITTING IN FISH HABITAT
Recently, a group of 23 science and policy experts from the U.S. and Canada published a review of mining risks to watersheds ranging from Montana to British Columbia and Alaska.
Water plan for Upper Grande Ronde Basin receives state level recognition
The Oregon Water Resources Commission passed a resolution recognizing the Upper Grande Ronde Watershed Partnership Place-Based Integrated Water Resources Plan.
The Well’s Run Dry
With the ongoing drought, growing population and piping of canals, Central Oregonians are increasingly seeing their wells go dry. Many may be out of luck.
Federal land managers face lawsuit over River Democracy Act records
Federal land managers are facing a lawsuit alleging they violated the Freedom of Information Act by failing to release documents about the River Democracy Act in a timely manner.
Study: Dam proposal puts region behind in goal of ‘decarbonizing’ NW electrical grid
The Pacific Northwest is already behind in reaching political leaders’ goal of “decarbonizing” the electric grid, and replacing the lower Snake River dams would only add more cost.
La Pine getting $17.7 million in USDA loans, grants to expand sewer, curb groundwater contamination
The city of La Pine will receive more than $17.7 million in loans and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for municipal water improvements.