In the Media

Judge orders action to help salmon, steelhead in Oregon

Bend Bulletin

The order comes after the court decided in favor of three environmental organizations that sued the Corps and the National Marine Fisheries Service, arguing the agencies weren’t doing their part to protect the species.

Storm brings half an inch of rain to parched Bend

Bend Bulletin

The rain helped to eliminate some of the wildfire smoke that has consumed Bend in recent days, but the air quality index was still in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” category on Friday afternoon

Oregon irrigation project to save farmers 10 billion gallons

Portland Tribune

This piping project will save 30 cubic feet per second, or 10,000-acre feet. Craig Horrell, manager of the Central Oregon Irrigation District, puts the saved water in more practical terms. That 10,000-acre feet would have extended the irrigation season two to three weeks for Jefferson County farmers this year.

Yakima reservoirs defy drought, stay high

Capital Press

Yakima River Basin reservoirs in south-central Washington have held up during this year’s drought and heat and still contain more water than usual for this time of year, Bureau of Reclamation officials said Thursday.