The River in the News

Articles that have appeared in the media about the Deschutes Basin and
the Deschutes River Conservancy.

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 24, 2018 - KTVZ - Swalley Irrigation plans 16-mile canal piping project

Swalley Irrigation plans 16-mile canal piping project

Advancements in irrigation efficiency are on the horizon for farmers and ranchers in the Swalley Irrigation District, pending completion of a federal environmental planning process that began two years ago on a project to pipe more than 16 miles of canals and laterals, a federal agency said Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 04, 2018 - Bend Bulletin - A century of water in the High Desert

A century of water in the High Desert

Central Oregon is on an explosive growth path. Roads, housing, public transportation—all are hot-button issues in Bend and the surrounding communities. But without water, the region would have been just another high desert land mass on the map. Over the last 100 years, the Central Oregon Irrigation District has managed the Deschutes River—one of the most precious resources in the area.

 

 

 

Aug 21, 2018 - KTVZ - Tumalo Irrigation canal piping gets federal go-ahead

Tumalo Irrigation canal piping gets federal go-ahead

Plans to modernize aging irrigation infrastructure in the Tumalo Irrigation District through piping of canals and laterals have been approved to move forward into construction, following Tuesday’s release of a Finding of No Significant Impact by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in partnership with the irrigation district, the Deschutes Basin Board of Control and the Farmers Conservation Alliance.

 

Aug 20, 2018 - Bend Bulletin - Guest column: Judge was right to dismiss the Pelton Project lawsuit

Guest column: Judge was right to dismiss the Pelton Project lawsuit

My Indian name is Mustalik. I am a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon and am privileged to serve as chairman of the Tribal Council. I come from the Wasco and Warm Springs people on the Columbia River, and I write to address issues raised in The Bulletin’s recent editorial, “Judge deals blow to enviro group in local dam lawsuit,” and a guest column in response to that editorial from the group that filed the lawsuit.