The water bank is a program that is a local, flexible, and voluntary water management tool, which allows for easier movement of water to meet farmer and river needs in times of scarcity.
Seminar Replay – Groundwater in Central Oregon ›
This seminar will focus on current trends in the regional aquifer system and the unique connection between groundwater and surface water. Join us on October 10, 2022, in-person or online, for this important conversation. The replay will be available after the event date.
Dirty Freehub Podcast – Interview with DRC Program Manager Jacob Kimiecik ›
Dirty Freehub podcast host Chris Kutach has interviewed Jacob Kimiecik about the Deschutes River Conservancy’s mission as well as their work on McKay Creek to give their audience a strong connection to the area.
Seminar Replay – Resiliency in the Face of Scarcity: Why Water Banks Make Sense ›
We’re living in a region with limited water supplies and imbalanced distribution. Water banks create flexibility in how water can be distributed to meet needs. Find out how we can use water banks in Central Oregon to enable the flexible and voluntary market-based reallocation of water, particularly during drought conditions.
2022 FALL FISH RESCUE AT LAVA ISLAND – CONCLUDED ›
Calling for volunteers with experience handling fish to help relocate stranded fish as flows in the river drop for storage season.
Cascade Views Podcast – Protecting the Deschutes River Basin ›
On this episode of Cascade Views, Sipe sits down with the DRC’s Kate Fitzpatrick to discuss water, the DRC’s mission, and the role of the Deschutes River Conservancy in the Deschutes River Basin and Central Oregon community.
700 Adult Chinook Salmon Are Moving into the Upper Basin ›
PGE has reported that 700 Spring Chinook have passed through the complex into the upper basin, a sharp increase from 180 Chinook last year. The is cause for celebration in the journey to help restore habitat, passage, and streamflow in the basin.
Seminar Replay – Whose Water is it Anyway? Water Rights 101 ›
Do rivers have rights? Back when Oregon was developing its water laws in the early 1900s, any water that remained unused and left instream was considered wasted. Watch this seminar to understand regional water rights and how they affect water management.
Notes From the Field – 28th Annual Fisheries Workshop ›
DRC Intern, Angie Huber recently attended the Deschutes Basin’s 28th Annual Fisheries Workshop hosted by PGE and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Here’s what she learned.