A bill that would provide water for Prineville and allow the construction of a $13 million hydroelectric plant at the Bowman Dam below Prineville Reservoir needs to move through the U.S. Senate this year if it’s likely to pass, Crook County and city officials say.
Articles that have appeared in the media about the Deschutes Basin and
the Deschutes River Conservancy.
A state dam inspector examined Mirror Pond dam Friday and found no immediate causes for concern in the century-old structure just downstream of the Newport Avenue Bridge.
Out of the first 23 spring run adult chinook salmon to swim above the Pelton Round Butte dam complex on the Deschutes River in 40 years, two are dead.
When I read the recent news that adult salmon are returning to the Upper Deschutes Watershed for the first time in over 40 years, I couldn’t help but smile at the thought of those amazing fish coming home from their long journey to the ocean.
The Forest Service has given the city of Bend the green light to build a 10-mile pipe from Bridge Creek to the city’s water holding facility west of town, called Outback.
The Upper Deschutes River is in part a wild and scenic river, and residents and visitors to the greater Bend area enjoy its beauty and many uses.
Help protect the Deschutes River and get discounts at local businesses through an effort now under way by the Deschutes River Conservancy.
The city of Bend could get more time to build a $25.4 million water treatment plant, after federal lawmakers asked the Environmental Protection Agency to extend the deadline for municipalities to build the facilities.
In search of spawning beds, adult chinook salmon now in Lake Billy Chinook are checking out their options.
The Central Oregon Irrigation District is addressing problems with pedestrian traffic on a gravel road near the Deschutes River in Bend by raising awareness about how to safely share the road.
While the Mirror Pond Management Board is collecting information to advise the Mirror Pond Steering Committee, the committee is in charge of developing and implementing a long-term solution for silt buildup in the pond.
The Deschutes River Conservancy received a $20,000 grant from the North Rim Deschutes River Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, which the nonprofit group said would be used to pursue its mission of restoring stream flows and improving water quality in the Deschutes River.
In recent months, the Deschutes Land Trust's extensive Camp Polk Meadow restoration has captivated the public interest and grabbed most of the attention.
This is one way the Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines society: “a community, nation, or broad grouping of people having common traditions, institutions, and collective activities and interests.” It’s a definition that, in many ways, describes what we have here in Oregon and, more broadly, in the United States as a whole.
In Leo Busch’s recent letter, he extols the virtues of Bend’s decision to pursue a “dual source” water supply system.
In 1832, Wyeth left his Cambridge, Mass., home for Oregon Country in hopes that he could make a quick buck by catching salmon, harvesting timber, trapping fur and trading with the Native Americans who lived in the area we now call home.
Walking the well-worn trail from Mecca Flat and scanning the river for suitable fishing holes, it is easy to notice how at this time of year the Lower Deschutes is teeming with life.
Streams flowing out of the Central Oregon Cascades should be rushing at average levels or above this year, while tributaries of the Crooked River are likely to be fairly meager.
May 10, 2012 - Bend Bulletin - Crane Prairie Reservoir is part of Cabela’s million-dollar fish contest
Crane Prairie Reservoir is tempting anglers with something much more alluring than the rotund rainbow trout for which the lake is famous.
Before the chain saws started, I called Tumalo Irrigation District regarding their planned tree cutting along the First Street park to maintain their irrigation pipeline under the trail. When asked about the scope of their project, they assured me that their cutting would be fairly minimal. However, instead, they cut large trees and did just what I feared — overkill.