Instream Leasing Protects 20% of the Summer Flows in Middle Deschutes

This article was published on: 12/22/22 8:03 PM

The DRC’s annual instream leasing program protects about 20% of the water present in the Middle Deschutes River during the summer – and a significant amount of water in other Central Oregon streams.

We’d like to thank our generous supporters of the instream lease program:  Intel Corporation, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Avion Water Company Blue Water Program, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Columbia Basin Water Transaction Program, Pebbles Oakes Foundation, DRC’s Ground Water Mitigation Bank. Thank you!

If you are thinking about leasing your water back to the river in 2023, please contact your irrigation district before February – or contact the DRC.