SISTERS — Sparks flew along Whychus Creek late last week as welders worked to piece together specialized fish screens along two parallel 140-foot concrete chutes.
In the Media
February 26, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Measure 76 comes back to haunt us
Measure 76, passed by voters in the fall election, guaranteed that 15 percent of lottery revenue goes to parks and wildlife habitat. That may be about $160 million per biennium. The Nature Conservancy helped lead the campaign. The group made a deal to ensure the measure got past the Legislature. Now, the deal is broken.
March 8, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Wildlife groups balk at lottery fund pact
SALEM — Discussions over a voter- approved law that uses lottery money for parks and natural areas have local conservation groups concerned.
March 8, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Irrigation district studying area canals for power
More hydroelectric plants could be in the region’s future, with the Central Oregon Irrigation District studying the feasibility of six sites along its canals.
March 8, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Area experts to speak with Prineville residents on water issues
Two Crook County water experts will talk to residents Wednesday morning about the past, present and future of water resources in the Prineville area as government officials continue to find ways to keep the county hydrated.
February 15, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Bend should slow down on water supply solution
The controversy concerning the future of Bend’s water supply is critical to everyone in the area. Surprisingly, for something of this significance, very few people are aware of the real issues.
January 10, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Bend plans to raise fees for water and sewer services
The city of Bend has a list of more than $200 million in transportation, water and sewer improvements it would like to undertake over the next five years to either upgrade its current network of infrastructure or simply repair and maintain it.
February 16, 2011 – The Source Weekly – Too Much of a Good Thing
Fish advocates and farmers say there is enough water to go around for all users on the Crooked River. So why can’t they figure out how to share it?
January 26, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – City Council investing in cost-saving water study
City of Bend officials hope an $82,000 investment they make today will result in some cost savings in the future on a $58 million to $73 million reconstruction of the Bridge Creek water system.