When we planned the fishing trip, it was 95 degrees in Bend. When we arrived, on a Saturday a few weeks ago, it was 47.
At the surface there is tension, two worlds in suspension. Between the water and the sky there is a skating fly.
September 9, 2010 – Bend Bulletin – Bend water project could threaten Tumalo Creek, middle Deschutes
As cities plan to provide infrastructure for growing populations, they usually take a variety of factors into account. Not only do they strive to meet projected demands for services, they most always strive to provide cost-effective solutions, improve underlying conditions for economic development, and protect the surrounding landscape from unnecessary harm.
As the evening sun sank slowly behind the pine forest, fish were rising along the marshy riverbanks as far as the eye could see. One finally rose to my dry fly, and I pulled back with a fierce hook-set. Too strong. The fish were small, and I pulled the hook right out of this one’s mouth.
With Wickiup Reservoir less than a quarter full, irrigation managers in Central Oregon are concerned about what effect that might have on next summer’s water availability for some farmers and ranchers.
Were horror master Stephen King to apply his talents to Bend’s proposed surface water project, he couldn’t choose two more frightening words than “complexity” and “uncertainty.” Both words figure prominently in an Aug. 16 memorandum to city councilors from Bend’s finance director, who describes some of the “complex financial considerations” that will affect the project. Compounding the complexity is the “uncertainty of … funding” needed to mitigate rate hikes for city water users.
One wildfire broke out in Central Oregon Thursday, while progress on the White Lightning Fire near Maupin will allow for the reopening of the Deschutes River this morning.
A major piece of the Deschutes Paddle Trail is finalized with the implementation of 30 informational kiosks at various Cascade lakes
The power company expressed interest in the site more than a year ago but faces one main hurdle: The area is currently protected by the federal Wild and Scenic River designation.