In the Media

December 14, 2009 – Fish Transfer Facility Is Up and Running

The fish and water intake tower at Round Butte Dam is designed so that fish following water currents toward the Pacific Ocean will be drawn into an underwater structure, sorted and marked. Crews will then drive them around the Round Butte, Pelton and Reregulating dams for release into the Lower Deschutes. … get sorted by size so the smaller ones don’t get eaten …

November 21, 2009 – As silt gathers in Mirror Pond, Officials Unsure of Who’s in Charge of a Solutio

The dam that created Mirror Pond is also a big factor in the sediment buildup issue. The dam slows the movement of water and the sediment in it, which causes some of it to settle along the edges of the pond and build up over time. Experts also suggest that the sediment load in the Deschutes River, which is carried into Mirror Pond, is particularly high because of the rate at which water is released from Wickiup Reservoir.

October 13, 2009 – Bend Bulletin Water Group Sets Its Goals

A group of irrigation districts, tribes, and city and county governments that wants to boost its political clout on water issues in the Deschutes River Basin took the first step toward that goal Monday, when group members discussed their plans for future work.