In the Media

History of irrigation in Central Oregon on tap

The Nugget

The story begins in the late 1800s when Central Oregon was experiencing a large influx of homesteaders. Hundreds of enthusiastic settlers came to get their free piece of land.

Little Did I Know: The dam history of the Deschutes River

Central Oregon Daily

I have some questions about the dam history of the Deschutes River. The river originates at Little Lava Lake in the Deschutes National Forest. And while most rivers cut their own path, the Deschutes had a much more dramatic and sudden change.

U.S. Senate panel looks at groundwater pollution in Oregon

Bend Bulletin

Across rural Oregon, state and federal laws don’t protect clean drinking water. That’s because these safeguards exclude private domestic wells, with consequences that were highlighted by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley.