Columbia River fishery managers from Oregon and Washington added 13 days of summer Chinook fishing below Bonneville Dam starting today, July 1 through Wednesday, July 13.
In the Media
OSU partnering with Yurok Tribe to envision Klamath River after 4 dams are removed
Oregon State University researchers will embark in July on a 3½-year partnership with the Yurok Tribe to study what the connections between river quality, water use and the aquatic food web will look like after four Klamath River dams are dismantled.
Survey finds fears over wildfire eased after spring rains soak Oregon
Significant rainfall this spring noticeably greened up the Oregon countryside and appears to have calmed nerves across the state, according to a survey about wildfire danger conducted in June by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center.
New ‘community conversations’ series sheds light on Crooked River watershed
A new series of free, public events about the Crooked River watershed is coming to Prineville, starting this July. Your Watershed: Community Conversations is a participatory forum where local experts and neighbors will explore the environmental and ecological conditions, trends, and solutions around the Crooked River watershed and its inhabitants. The six-part series will cover water, recreation, fire, flora and fauna, community resources and land management.
State regulators want stricter rules for drilling new irrigation wells
Oregon water regulators want to impose stricter rules for drilling new irrigation wells next year to preserve groundwater levels and prevent over-pumping.
Oregon drought persists, though recent rainfall reduces severity
Though the season’s high rainfall and low temperatures have mitigated what could have been a much worse situation, much of Oregon is still enduring a prolonged “mega-drought” that’s afflicting the entire West.
North Unit Irrigation District increases water allotment
Jefferson County farmers and ranchers will receive a slightly higher allotment of water this summer from the North Unit Irrigation District due to favorable weather conditions over the past two months.
We Wanted Records On The Biggest Users Of Water In Bend. One Major Supplier Sued Us Instead.
This week, at least one Oregon media outlet reported on our efforts to obtain records about the top residential water users in Bend, and how Avion Water is blocking that effort in court.
Tribes holding out hope of salmon recovery on the upper Columbia River
With the thousands of miles of quality salmon habitat in the upper Columbia River, a restored chinook run there could add significantly to the number of anadromous fish in the entire basin. The tribes of the upper Columbia River Basin — the Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, and Colville, along with first nations in Canada — aim to do just that.