Project includes canal piping and other improvements to the irrigation system
With tens of thousands of people expected to move to Central Oregon over the coming decade, local leaders say Deschutes County needs to start preparing for their arrival. For Phil Chang, that means elevating key environmental issues most vulnerable to population growth.
For the first time in more than a generation, chinook salmon have spawned in the upper Columbia River system.
I don’t usually ask Sen. Ron Wyden for a Christmas present, but I have a request that might help make all Oregonians’ holiday season a little brighter: Introduce legislation to protect our state’s Wild and Scenic Rivers.
A multi-million dollar project to modernize the Ochoco Irrigation District water delivery system has received final approval from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Habitat Conservation Plan could require district to release 300 cfs of water into the Deschutes by 2028.
The Deschutes River Conservancy’s board of directors is pleased to announce that they have completed the selection process for the next director of the organization. Current DRC Director of Operations Kate Fitzpatrick was unanimously selected as the next executive director after a thorough review of over 300 candidates from across the US.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is set to decide on a plan to conserve habitat for threatened species in Central Oregon’s Deschutes Basin. It will mark the end of a years-long debate over how to allocate a limited resource to meet the needs of fish, frogs, farmers and all others who use water.
The Oregon Water Resources Commission has awarded $4.8 million in grants to three canal piping projects, two in Central Oregon, for the 2020 cycle of Water Project Grants and Loans.