A chilly, snowy March was annoying to folks in the Sisters Country who are more than ready for a nice, balmy spring. But it was good news for the region's watershed and for the farmers and ranchers who depend on plentiful irrigation water.
In the Media
April 24, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Fly-fishing trips to be auctioned
The Deschutes River Conservancy at its upcoming fundraiser will auction off fly-fishing trips for a 40-mile section of the Deschutes River on Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs property that is normally off-limits.
April 20, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Bend set to expand Bridge Creek water contract
The city of Bend seems poised to add an additional $10.5 million to a $1.66 million contract it has with an engineering firm it hired to design for the reconstruction and reconfiguration of the Bridge Creek water delivery system.
April 20, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Deal met on water mitigation
SALEM — Lawmakers and environmental advocates reached an agreement they hope will protect the Deschutes River Basin and provide cities and businesses with the certainty they need to grow.
March 23, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Changes to Prineville Reservoir allocation deserve support
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden recently announced his intention to introduce legislation that would change the manner in which water in Prineville Reservoir is allocated.
April 17, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Whisnant working toward water deal
SALEM — A page handed Rep. Gene Whisnant a handwritten note during a House floor session this week.
April 14, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Nevermind the Metolius Monster
Though the Metolius is located near Black Butte, geologists believe the Cascades to be the source of the river, which springs from dry ground and flows into Lake Billy Chinook.
April 16, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Sisters water debate turns to fire safety
SISTERS — The long-running debate over a proposal to hike water rates in Sisters took a new course when the chief of the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District backed the plan for safety reasons.
April 16, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – 8 candidates vying for 3 seats on Jefferson’s water board
Jefferson County’s most contentious election this May is for three open seats on the Deschutes Valley Water District.