The River in the News

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 03, 2012 - - December 21, 2011 - The Source Weekly - Fish and Farmers Find Common Ground on the Crooked River

December 21, 2011 - The Source Weekly - Fish and Farmers Find Common Ground on the Crooked River

Its no secret that irrigation withdrawals have a major impact on stream flows in the Deschutes Basin. From Wickiup Reservoir in the pine forested Cascade foothills south of Bend to the Juniper dotted canyons outside Terrebonne, the rise and fall of the river is dictated less by snow and rain than the opening and closing of steel gates that meter out water to the legions of farmers on the High Desert.