In the Media

Public invited to join Aug. 17 seminar on water rights in Central Oregon

Bend Bulletin

As water becomes scarcer in Central Oregon — and debate rages over how to conserve water and share it among a variety of stakeholders — the Deschutes River Conservancy is taking a closer look at some of the more divisive issues with a new, year-long series of public seminars.

Crooked River flows could fall to 10 cfs in September as drought persists

Bend Bulletin

Even in times of drought, the amount of water flowing into the Crooked River from Prineville Reservoir typically hovers at or near 50 cubic feet per second. But this fall — after successive dry years and Crook County still in throes of severe drought — the flow is expected to drop to 10 cfs.

Water Woes For Farmers

Source Weekly

Drought and river conservation measures have left Central Oregon farmers with less water — though some are harder hit than others.

White House: To help salmon, dams may need to be removed

Bend Bulletin

The Biden administration on Tuesday released two reports arguing that removing dams on the lower Snake River may be needed to restore salmon runs to sustainable levels in the Pacific Northwest, and that replacing the energy created by the dams is possible but will cost $11 billion to $19 billion.