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?
In the Media
January 25, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Exhibit to tell tale of Deschutes River
A second new exhibit will open quietly Saturday at the High Desert Museum. While no butterflies will flutter or hawks swoop through the space, it still tells an important story.
February 10, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Big water, big challenge
Waist deep in the murky water, Skip Paznokas braced himself with his wading stick as the Crooked River flowed around him.
February 22, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Delay in water rate increase has cost city $90K
A delayed water rate increase in Sisters has cost the city about $90,000 in lost revenues.
February 22, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Project hits snag
The Bend Park & Recreation District has discovered a potential obstacle in its effort to modify the Colorado Avenue dam, where a woman died five years ago.
January 21, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Water sources scarce in the caldera basin
Water in the city of Prineville is a precious commodity due to minimal water below the city’s surface, but officials are working on plans to improve the hand they were dealt in the dry caldera basin.
February 9, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Wilderness, Wild and Scenic designations are important
The headline is as paradoxical as the line of argument. The Bulletin's Jan. 18 editorial, “A Wild and Scenic burden for state,” purports that protected rivers, pristine wilderness, and public lands safeguarded for “recreation” are bad for our region.
January 28, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – DEQ proposes stringent water rules
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is proposing more strict rules about the amount of more than 100 toxic chemicals that can be released into waters of the state, which could impact a handful of cities like Prineville as well as agricultural or forestry operations in the future
February 5, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Bend’s little water project has big costs for ratepayers, fish
Bend’s $58 million surface water project is actually quite small. Providing just 7.6 million gallons per day (mgd) of reliable capacity, the project will hardly dent Bend’s long-term demands, which will be supplied almost entirely by wells in any event.