Over the past 15 years, the banks of the Deschutes River through the Old Mill District have seen a dramatic transformation — and I am not talking about the development of retail stores, restaurants, offices and entertainment venues.
Articles that have appeared in the media about the Deschutes Basin and
the Deschutes River Conservancy.
A Bend-based nonprofit is challenging the city’s Bridge Creek water project to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.
The city of Bend has an interesting history in regard to the Bridge Creek surface water supply system.
A gush of irrigation water is diverted from the Deschutes River near Division and Third streets in Bend on Monday, marking a rite of spring in Central Oregon.
With the wilderness in her backyard, Donna Cherry can easily find inspiration. From trees and mountains to elk and bears, Cherry's artwork is filled with ecological images.
A stormy end of winter and start to spring has pushed the snowpack above normal for this time of year in the Deschutes and Crooked river basins.
As trout season approaches, anglers in Central Oregon should be aware that tribal permits are required to fish certain waters on or bordering the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.
Deschutes Brewery is joining forces with a Central Oregon non-profit to keep a billion gallons of water each year in the river from which the brewery takes its name.
The U.S. Forest Service seems poised to let the city of Bend proceed with its controversial $70 million upgrade of the Bridge Creek water system.
What may come as a surprise to residents who have supported the City of Bend’s original Surface Water Improvement Project slated to cost about $68 million, city councilors are now considering cutting the project cost in half by delaying the water filtration system construction and not building the hydropower facility slated to generate renewable energy.
Switching the course of Whychus Creek through Camp Polk Meadow Preserve on Tuesday revealed the fish within its waters. There were fewer than federal scientists had expected.
What started as a trickle grew quickly into a rush Tuesday morning as Whychus Creek flowed into its new course through Camp Polk Meadow Preserve.
Feb 29, 2012 - The Source Weekly - High flows and ice woes; Kayakers enjoy surging waters in town, Ice Crit race leader experiences heartbreak
The experienced 49-year-old kayaker has been taking advantage of unusually high flows on the Deschutes River as it runs through town.
Farmers near Bend, Ore., need water. And when the Crooked River is high, water flows to them by gravity through an intricately engineered system of canals.
Reintroduced salmon and steelhead could be headed to spawning waters above the Pelton Round Butte dam complex as early as this year.
The Deschutes Valley Water District plans a public meeting Tuesday about adding a fish ladder to its dam on the Crooked River.
What to do about the silt in Mirror Pond seems to be a hot topic for discussion, if not action. Here’s my two cents’ worth.
Water rights in Washington state are pretty much handled the way things are in an old Western – finders, keepers. Here are six things you need to know...
Feb 02, 2012 - - January 31, 2012 - Bend Bulletin - Achterman's work focused on state's natural resources
Gail Achterman, a Portland lawyer whose career as a public servant — which included serving as the first executive director for the Deschutes River Conservancy — spanned nearly 40 years, has died at age 62.