Fisheries managers have announced that the popular spring chinook fishery on the Deschutes River will not open in 2013.
Articles that have appeared in the media about the Deschutes Basin and
the Deschutes River Conservancy.
Now that we have a new mayor and council, opponents to the Surface Water Improvement Project (SWIP) will again express their opinions to stop the project. While I support opponents’ right to express opinions, the public deserves to know the facts and potential unintended consequences if SWIP is terminated.
A snow dump in the last week of January in the Cascades helped boost Central Oregon snowpack numbers back above normal for this time of year.
Sunny days in Central Oregon are shrinking the mountain snowpack.
A new federal designation for reintroduced steelhead upstream of Lake Billy Chinook comes as a relief to Central Oregon water users.
Winter, officially one week away, is headed for a sluggish start all across Oregon, with snowpack levels well below average though mid-December.
For six years, money has flowed from public agencies and private companies to solve the silt buildup that is creating mud flats in Mirror Pond.
Sipping beer along the Bend Ale Trail and floating down the Deschutes River has led to an increase in tourism, according to data released Tuesday.
Meandering serenely through meadows and pine trees southwest of Sunriver, the Fall River is a summertime oasis for Central Oregon fly anglers.
The state Land Use Board of Appeals has sent the city of Bend's water plan back to the city for more work -- but while foes of the pipeline project said they won on most issues, city leaders said Monday that's not how they read it.
The City of Bend has taken a commendable step to revise its surface water project. It announced Tuesday it’s going to propose to the U.S. Forest Service to take the same maximum amount of water that it takes now from Bridge Creek — 18.2 cubic feet per second.
Bend officials announced a new strategy Tuesday to obtain environmental approval for the $20 million Bridge Creek water intake facility and pipeline project.
Literally years of work could go for naught if the U.S. Senate fails to act on Sen. Jeff Merkley’s Bowman Dam bill in the next few weeks.
The city of Bend is poised to overhaul how it charges customers for water, but it is unclear whether the average water bill would go up or down under the proposed changes.
Though Tuesday’s election saw the Bend City Council pick up two more opponents to the city’s planned improvements to its Bridge Creek water system, that should not weaken supporters’ determination to proceed.
Salmon recovery is going well - but many things have to happen in sequence to make the return of a native fishery a reality.
When federally protected steelhead trout were reintroduced in the Crooked River system in 2007, members of the Ochoco Irrigation District believed it was only a matter of time before their irrigation supplies came under fire.
I wish this wasn't the end of the Deschutes River Recordings. Starting with Eric D. Johnson, and then Eric Earley, and now Laura Gibson, they've been fantastic.
The imminent reopening of Tumalo Falls Road may be a short-term victory for local residents’ access to a favorite outdoor area, but it’s a sign of defeat for reasonable public policy and community decision making.
A federal judge with an injunction Tuesday put a $20.1 million city of Bend project to capture and deliver drinking water to the city on indefinite hold.