Water issues downriver in Jefferson County affect those upriver, too, impacting the economy, recreation and food
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The Deschutes Basin Board of Control and nonprofit Coalition for the Deschutes have jointly developed and signed a memorandum that outlines a shared vision for the Upper Deschutes River.
On Aug. 10, The Bulletin published an editorial applauding the U.S. District Court’s recent decision to dismiss the Deschutes River Alliance’s Clean Water Act lawsuit against Portland General Electric. Unfortunately, that editorial, in excusing ongoing exceedances of water-quality requirements at the Pelton Round Butte Hydroelectric Project, is missing some important context.
After decades of ranching and logging left a creek deep in the Ochoco National Forest less functional for the fish and other animals that live there, an interagency effort is underway to return it to a more natural state.
Aug 12, 2018 - Bend Bulletin - Editorial: Removing Shevlin Park bridge may be right, but it feels so wrong
The Bend Park & Recreation District can, and has, made a completely reasonable case to scrap the covered trestle bridge spanning Tumalo Creek in Shevlin Park. It may even be the right decision. Why, then, does it seem so soulless?
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon recently dismissed the case filed by the Deschutes River Alliance against Portland General Electric, alleging water quality violations at the Pelton Round Butte Dam.
A U.S. District Court judge has thrown out a case against Portland General Electric (PGE) that alleges the utility is violating water quality standards at a large hydroelectric project in central Oregon.
An internationally regarded expert in rivers and how they influence the environment around them is lending his expertise to one of Central Oregon’s largest restoration projects.
Oregon closes steelhead sanctuary off mouth of Deschutes to all fishing
Water levels are low and getting lower, and local irrigation officials are concerned there won't be enough to satisfy customers' needs through irrigation season.
Standing amid 150 volunteers below the Riverbend Park shelter, Kolleen Miller details the evolution of the 22nd annual Deschutes River Clean-Up, hosted by the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council. As the Education Director for the UDWC, Miller has led this seasonal effort for 16 years.
Cleanup in Bend removes 1,500 pounds of debris from Deschutes River
A central argument against the $70 million Bridge Creek project to supply water to Bend was that it would be bad for Tumalo Creek. Opponents, including Central Oregon LandWatch, claimed the city planned to double the withdrawals from the creek. It was a deceptive claim and it did not happen.
Drought conditions are growing in the Pacific Northwest; El Nino tilts odds in favor of trend continuing
There's a proposal afoot to make the entire Metolius River fly fishing only.
Barely 18 months after Central Oregon’s first above-average snowpack in years, its large reservoirs are once again running drier than normal as the heart of irrigation season approaches.
Weather forecasters are predicting significant increases in temperatures in Central Oregon this week. While this is common for Central Oregon, the City of Bend is encouraging all residents to use water wisely outdoors. The majority of water use in Bend this time of year is outdoor use, such as landscape irrigation.
Amount of items in Bend’s famous river have increased in recent years
Fisheries biologists have found a record number of redband trout redds, or nests, during their 2017-2018 surveys on the Metolius River. This indicates that the river's trout population remains strong and healthy.