Raise the Deschutes Seminar Series

Raise the Deschutes Seminar Series

Learn all about your home waters, challenges in the basin,
and how you can help with this monthly series

 

Deschutes River Conservancy is developing a the Raise the Deschutes Seminar Series to increase water knowledge, understanding of issues, and awareness of solutions to the public in a variety of formats.

Water issues in the Deschutes River Basin and beyond will be the focus of this seminar series. Topics covered will be understanding river hydrology, learning about river levels (historic, current, and future), seeing the connection between flows and habitat, how water rights affect water supply, water-use efficiency, drought effects, and resiliency planning. 

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June 2022  What’s Wrong with Our Rivers?

Hydrology and Water Management in the Upper Deschutes Basin
Planned presenters: DRC and Oregon Water Resources Department ​(Kyle Gorman)

July 2022  Water Rights 101  

Planned presenters: DRC and Oregon Water Resources Department     

August 2022  Canal Piping, Watershed Planning, and PL566 Funding

Planned presenters: DRC and Deschutes Basin Board of Control

September 2022  Water Bank Pilot Program and Development of Deschutes Water Bank

​Planned presenters: DRC, Deschutes Basin Board of Control, Central Oregon Cities Organization

October 2022  On-Farm Pilot Program

​Planned presenters: DRC, Central Oregon Irrigation District, Deschutes County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Natural Resources Conservation District (USDA)

NOVEMBER 2022 Instream Leasing Program  

Planned presenters: DRC and Oregon Water Resources Department

December 2022  Mitigation and Groundwater

Planned presenters: DRC, Oregon Water Resources Department, Central Oregon Cities Organization

January 2023  McKay ​Water Rights Switch

Possible presenters: DRC and Ochoco Irrigation District

Post-January Seminars: TBD

Deschutes River Conservancy is developing a the Raise the Deschutes Seminar Series to increase water knowledge, understanding of issues, and awareness of solutions to the public in a variety of formats.

Water issues in the Deschutes River Basin and beyond will be the focus of this seminar series. Topics covered will be understanding river hydrology, learning about river levels (historic, current, and future), seeing the connection between flows and habitat, how water rights affect water supply, water-use efficiency, drought effects, and resiliency planning. 

Sign Up to Be Notified of Upcoming Seminars

June 2022  What’s Wrong with Our Rivers?

Hydrology and Water Management in the Upper Deschutes Basin
Planned presenters: DRC and Oregon Water Resources Department ​(Kyle Gorman)

July 2022  Water Rights 101  

Planned presenters: DRC and Oregon Water Resources Department     

August 2022  Canal Piping, Watershed Planning, and PL566 Funding

Planned presenters: DRC and Deschutes Basin Board of Control

September 2022  Water Bank Pilot Program and Development of Deschutes Water Bank

​Planned presenters: DRC, Deschutes Basin Board of Control, Central Oregon Cities Organization

October 2022  On-Farm Pilot Program

​Planned presenters: DRC, Central Oregon Irrigation District, Deschutes County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Natural Resources Conservation District (USDA)

NOVEMBER 2022 Instream Leasing Program  

Planned presenters: DRC and Oregon Water Resources Department

December 2022  Mitigation and Groundwater

Planned presenters: DRC, Oregon Water Resources Department, Central Oregon Cities Organization

January 2023  McKay ​Water Rights Switch

Possible presenters: DRC and Ochoco Irrigation District

Post-January Seminars: TBD