The River in the News

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 26, 2018 - - Guest column: October is the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

Guest column: October is the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

Oregon is home to a number of iconic rivers, from the Deschutes and Metolius rivers in Central Oregon to gems like the North Umpqua and the Rogue. These rivers provide clean drinking water, fish and wildlife habitat and amazing recreational opportunities. As we celebrate the 50th birthday of one of our most important river conservation tools, the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, it’s a good time to ask if we ought to be celebrating or worrying about our rivers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.