Over the last year, two powerful local businessmen discussed privately their frustration with the slow pace of planning for the future of Mirror Pond. Earlier this month, they took action.
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PacifiCorp announced Monday it is looking to retire its hydroelectric plant at Mirror Pond dam in Bend, Ore., and transfer ownership to another entity.
PacifiCorp plans to decommission the Mirror Pond dam or transfer ownership of it to another entity.
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., will reintroduce legislation today that authorizes the release of unallocated water behind Bowman Dam into the Crooked River, helping Prineville ease its water woes.
An estimate of the realistic lifespan of the Newport Avenue Dam should be available in early- to mid-December, a spokesman for PacifiCorp said Friday.
It’s time for the folks deciding the future of Bend’s Mirror Pond to break from their weakness and their secrecy. Put the pond’s future on the ballot.
Three citizen members were appointed to the Mirror Pond Ad Hoc Committee on Wednesday, bringing the committee that will seek a final plan for the future of the pond to a full nine members.
Bend is on the verge of breaking ground on an overhaul of the city’s surface water system.
Logs, rocks, and woody debris jammed into the creekbed are a carefully engineered part of a big plan to bring sockeye salmon back to spawn at Suttle Lake.
Who needs the water more? The debate in Central Oregon has been going on for decades. Now one issue in Prineville is before the U.S. Congress for the second time.
Local officials are researching options to maintain the Newport Avenue dam if the utility that owns the dam decides it no longer makes financial sense to generate hydropower at the site.
The best option for Bend to treat the water from Bridge Creek is membrane filtration, not ultraviolet light.
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that would authorize the release of some of the unallocated water behind Bowman Dam.
For the second time in more than a year, the House has passed a bill that would make more water available for the city of Prineville.
The U.S. House on Tuesday unanimously passed Rep. Greg Walden’s (R-Ore.) Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act (H.R. 2640), which he said would deliver needed water to Prineville for job creation, pave the way for clean energy at Bowman Dam and give life to important water conservation projects in the region.
Starting Monday, the company that owns Newport Avenue Dam will lower the water level a couple of inches per hour until it is low enough to investigate a recently discovered leak in the dam.
An excavator plucked rocks and logs out of Stearns Dam Thursday morning, and the Crooked River began flowing faster through the created notch.
Fish biologists attribute the deaths of about 3,000 fish in a side channel of the Deschutes River in Central Oregon to several unusual conditions, including better than average rainfall the previous two years.
Fish biologists believe several “unusual" conditions — including drought, fish migrating out of Wickiup Reservoir and better than average rainfall in recent years — contributed to the stranding of about 3,000 fish last week in a side channel on the Deschutes River upstream of Bend.