River Restoration Stories

[caption id="attachment_473" align="alignnone" width="665"] Photo: Marisa Chappell Hossick[/caption] The Deschutes River brings so much to our lives. It inspires our runs, walks and rides. Its powerful waters work hard to bring life to our region, but we can live in...
[caption id="attachment_92" align="aligncenter" width="665"] Whychus Creek meandering through Camp Polk Meadow near Sisters, Oregon.[/caption] This week, the Deschutes River Conservancy helped welcome the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) to the Deschutes Basin and attended OWEB’s quarterly board meeting in Madras....
[caption id="attachment_508" align="aligncenter" width="665"] The Upper Deschutes shown closer to town at 553 cfs after recharge from tributaries and springs. Flows out of Wickiup are currently 103 cfs.[/caption] Beginning this winter, the Deschutes River will flow at a minimum of...
[caption id="attachment_474" align="aligncenter" width="665"] Photo: Richard Scott Nelson[/caption] The Deschutes River needs our help. The Deschutes River, though beautiful, has some very serious problems. In many years, flows in the Deschutes below the reservoir can drop by as much as...