A stream restoration project near Sisters was honored Tuesday in Salem with a statewide award from the Oregon State Land Board.
Articles that have appeared in the media about the Deschutes Basin and
the Deschutes River Conservancy.
I find it interesting that no one seems to address the real concern regarding silt and sediment problems in the Deschutes River.
Remove the Deschutes River dam.
Members of the Mirror Pond Management Board got a preview Wednesday of the next phase in the effort to find a solution for the silt accumulating in Mirror Pond.
Those living closest to Mirror Pond overwhelmingly support removing the Newport Avenue Dam and allowing the Deschutes River to return to its natural state, according to an online survey by the Old Bend Neighborhood Association.
The consideration of removing the Newport Avenue Dam and losing Mirror Pond, Bend’s beautiful icon, is unbelievable.
Hydrology experts assembled by the City Club of Central Oregon said Thursday there’s no urgency to develop a plan to address silt buildup in Mirror Pond, and suggested an approach somewhere between attempting to maintain the historic pond and removing the Newport Avenue Dam could win broad community support.
The Bend City Council voted 4-3 Wednesday night to proceed with its existing plan for a water pipeline and intake facility at Bridge Creek, and re-examine the type of treatment facility it will use.
The decades-long tug-of-war between farmers and environmentalists in Eastern Oregon’s Umatilla Basin eased Friday when they, along with tribal interests and government regulators, agreed to a “declaration of cooperation" on a handful of projects to increase irrigation water without hurting endangered salmon.
A majority of the Bend City Council voted last week to proceed with the pipe portion of the city's $68 million surface water improvement project.
Engineering built Mirror Pond. Not nature. And now, Bend is trying to decide the pond’s future.
While sitting inside a Bend Park & Recreation District meeting room last Wednesday, I was immediately thankful that I didn't have Jim Figurski's job.
A crowd of 30 to 40 made the case Tuesday night for knocking down the Newport Avenue dam and letting the Deschutes River flow at a meeting concerning the future of Mirror Pond.
Around 30 Bend residents turned out Wednesday night to weigh in on the future of Mirror Pond at the first of two public meetings hosted by the Mirror Pond Steering Committee.
Although state Rep. Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, hasn’t rushed to reintroduce a measure that would allow more water to be taken from the Columbia River, it’s not because he’s given up on the idea, but because it’s included in the governor’s budget.
An Oregon marine program is being billed as “stream enrichment," but it’s a lot smellier than it sounds.
The burden for the Bend City Council on the Bridge Creek pipeline project is that even as members of the council and city staff have been studying the issue for years, they are constantly told they don’t understand it and are ramming an unwanted, untenable project through without enough public input.
The city of Bend looks at the silting of Mirror Pond as a major problem. Bend needs to turn this around and discuss how it might be a gold mine. At some time in the near future, you will have to dredge the pond, as it is too valuable to not dredge or eliminate it.
The high desert of Central Oregon is a special region, blessed with abundant summer sunshine and a moderate climate.
Fisheries managers have announced that the popular spring chinook fishery on the Deschutes River will not open in 2013.