The committee looking into what should be done with Mirror Pond got an up-close look at the leaking dam there Wednesday, joining representatives of PacifiCorp on a tour of the more than 100-year-old facility.
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An excavator crawled through the water of the Deschutes River in Bend on Tuesday, just north of the Colorado Avenue Bridge.
A snowy February boosted the snowpack in the Deschutes/Crooked River Basin, but more is needed to bring the amount of snow in the mountains to normal.
After rising for the past couple of days, the flow along the Deschutes River is expected to peak today.
The Bend City Council is expected to approve a guaranteed maximum price of just under $24 million for the construction of the membrane water treatment plant associated with the Bridge Creek water project.
Warming temperatures and a series of rainstorms have flooded parts of south Deschutes County one week after record snowfall slammed Central Oregon.
A federal judge Friday rejected an attempt by Central Oregon LandWatch to halt the city of Bend’s Bridge Creek municipal water project.
City of Bend officials plan to continue settlement talks this week with groups that sued to stop its $24 million Bridge Creek water supply project.
PacifiCorp announced this afternoon that it will repair the leak in Mirror Pond dam in April, in time for people to enjoy higher water levels on the Deschutes River this summer.
Three years after its planned wetland restoration upstream of Dillon Falls on the Deschutes River riled irrigators, the U.S. Forest Service is close to finalizing a revised plan.
The Bend Park & Recreation District boasts on its website that the Deschutes River Trail gives people “nearly uninterrupted access to the beautiful waterway that is the heart of the community.”
After years of negotiation, working out a host of complicated details among property owner and agencies, a critical section of Whychus Creek will be restored to its natural condition.
It took five years of discussions, most done around a kitchen table at Pine Meadow Ranch, but the plan to remove a diversion dam on Whychus Creek south of Sisters is now complete.
There’s a trend underway in Central Oregon, one built on cooperation and collaboration. And the result is that Oregon is becoming a national leader in river restoration and renewable energy.
Plans to build fish passage on two dams in Bend mean that within the next five years, the Mirror Pond dam will likely be the only man-made structure still blocking the path of fish on the Middle Deschutes River.
The Bend City Council, Bend Park & Recreation District board and Mirror Pond ad hoc committee have all expressed a desire to maintain Mirror Pond, a section of the Deschutes River that backs up behind a dam.
A coalition of city officials, irrigation districts and conservation groups hopes to study the future of water supply and demand in the Deschutes Basin, with help from a new state water program.
Oregon’s U.S. Attorney has issued a response to a lawsuit filed in connection with Bend’s Bridge Creek water project, dismissing objections raised by an environmental group as “hypertechnical criticisms.”
Much discussion and opinion has been bantered about concerning the Mirror Pond dam.
Bend Mayor Jim Clinton is discussing a potential settlement with the executive director of a conservation group suing to stop the city’s Bridge Creek water supply project.