Jim Bartlett, fish passage biologist with Portland General Electric, holds the first adult spring chinook that returned to the Pelton Round Butte dam complex, after rearing in Upper Deschutes tributaries.
In Burns Wednesday, volunteers and crews were filling sandbags to help shore up a levee that stands between the Silvies River and part of the town, and the National Guard was on its way to help out.
Something very fishy was going on in the Sisters Country last Tuesday.
May 19, 2011 – The Oregonian – Upper Deschutes River could ease into protections for threatened stee
Threatened steelhead are being reintroduced to the upper Deschutes River, but the protections for the at-risk fish are being delayed so cities, counties, irrigators and landowners can have time to adjust.
People in Japan are still trying to piece their lives together, following the earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster there.
Finding water in the Crooked River caldera is now less of a gamble and more of a science.
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.
The long-awaited high-tech fish screen on Whychus Creek is nearly ready to assume its status as a state-of-the-art facilitator of salmon and steelhead restoration in this portion of the Deschutes Basin.
Three Sisters Irrigation District (TSID) originally hoped to begin their irrigation season on schedule last Friday, but unexpected problems have delayed the current phase of their landmark water conservation piping project.