I recently read with interest your article about the City of Bend’s proposed Surface Water Improvement Project (SWIP.)
A decade and more than $100 million in the making, a major step in reviving Deschutes River salmon and steelhead could happen next year: Adult fish spawning in waters upstream of the Pelton Round Butte dam complex.
For more than 40 years, the Upper Deschutes habitat was closed to steelhead, spring Chinook and sockeye. The first adult salmon of one of the most ambitious reintroduction efforts in U.S. history are now returning to Pelton Round Butte Dam.
Whychus Creek will soon be back where it belongs: meandering through Camp Polk Meadow Preserve.
For anglers looking to land a silvery steelhead or a hefty chinook salmon, this is the time of year to fish the Lower Deschutes — and it just might be a good year.
Standing next to a bathroom sink in the parking lot of Bend City Hall on Thursday, seven former mayors unfurled a list of 1,000 people who signed a petition opposing the $68.2 million reconstruction of the Bridge Creek water system.
A Bend-based company has received a $7.2 million federal loan guarantee for a project to generate 3 to 3.5 megawatts of electricity with water flowing through an irrigation canal in Jefferson County, the U.S. Agriculture Department announced Wednesday.
SISTERS — For the second time in three years, heavy machinery is rumbling through a serene meadow northeast of Sisters for the sake of salmon and steelhead.
Here is the weekly fishing report for selected areas in and around Central Oregon, provided by fisheries biologists for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: