The River in the News

Articles that have appeared in the media about the Deschutes Basin and
the Deschutes River Conservancy.








Feb 22, 2013 - Bend Bulletin - Hydrologists discuss Mirror Pond

Hydrologists discuss Mirror Pond

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.



Feb 16, 2013 - Bend Bulletin - Deal eases Umatilla Basin water dispute

Deal eases Umatilla Basin water dispute

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.