The River in the News

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

 

 

 

 

Sep 29, 2015 - KBND - Prineville Starts Work on Wastewater Upgrades

Prineville Starts Work on Wastewater Upgrades

Prineville is moving ahead with a new wastewater treatment system, thanks to new federal funds. The U.S. Department of Agriculture just awarded the city a $4 million loan and a $1 million grant to put in new sewer lines and upgrade the pump station, among other things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 17, 2015 - Bend Bulletin - Letter: Restore the Deschutes River to its natural flow

Letter: Restore the Deschutes River to its natural flow

A recent Bulletin article referenced “natural low flows” in the Deschutes River. That description might be misleading. Under natural conditions, flows in the Deschutes River do not rise and fall dramatically. In fact, the river was called “the Peculiar River” because its flows were remarkably stable all year long. (The Metolius River is another example of a river with stable year-round flows.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 26, 2015 - The Source Weekly - Out to Dry

Out to Dry

WaterWatch of Oregon says that agencies responsible for management of the Crane Prairie, Wickiup, and Crescent Lake dams and reservoirs are causing harm to the threatened Oregon spotted frog.