Something very fishy was going on in the Sisters Country last Tuesday.
Articles that have appeared in the media about the Deschutes Basin and
the Deschutes River Conservancy.
In Burns Wednesday, volunteers and crews were filling sandbags to help shore up a levee that stands between the Silvies River and part of the town, and the National Guard was on its way to help out.
Finding water in the Crooked River caldera is now less of a gamble and more of a science.
Hatchery-born steelhead were transported to Whychus Creek this week and released into stretches downstream of Sisters.
Three Sisters Irrigation District (TSID) originally hoped to begin their irrigation season on schedule last Friday, but unexpected problems have delayed the current phase of their landmark water conservation piping project.
A chilly, snowy March was annoying to folks in the Sisters Country who are more than ready for a nice, balmy spring. But it was good news for the region's watershed and for the farmers and ranchers who depend on plentiful irrigation water.
The long-awaited high-tech fish screen on Whychus Creek is nearly ready to assume its status as a state-of-the-art facilitator of salmon and steelhead restoration in this portion of the Deschutes Basin.
The Deschutes River Conservancy at its upcoming fundraiser will auction off fly-fishing trips for a 40-mile section of the Deschutes River on Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs property that is normally off-limits.
The city of Bend seems poised to add an additional $10.5 million to a $1.66 million contract it has with an engineering firm it hired to design for the reconstruction and reconfiguration of the Bridge Creek water delivery system.
SALEM — Lawmakers and environmental advocates reached an agreement they hope will protect the Deschutes River Basin and provide cities and businesses with the certainty they need to grow.
Apr 18, 2011 - - April 16, 2011 - Bend Bulletin - 8 candidates vying for 3 seats on Jefferson’s water board
Jefferson County’s most contentious election this May is for three open seats on the Deschutes Valley Water District.
Apr 18, 2011 - - March 23, 2011 - Bend Bulletin - Changes to Prineville Reservoir allocation deserve support
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden recently announced his intention to introduce legislation that would change the manner in which water in Prineville Reservoir is allocated.
SALEM — A page handed Rep. Gene Whisnant a handwritten note during a House floor session this week.
Though the Metolius is located near Black Butte, geologists believe the Cascades to be the source of the river, which springs from dry ground and flows into Lake Billy Chinook.
SISTERS — The long-running debate over a proposal to hike water rates in Sisters took a new course when the chief of the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District backed the plan for safety reasons.
Mar 29, 2011 - - March 21, 2011 - Bend Bulletin - Fish preservation via steel, concrete and natural cover
SISTERS — Sparks flew along Whychus Creek late last week as welders worked to piece together specialized fish screens along two parallel 140-foot concrete chutes.
Mar 09, 2011 - - March 8, 2011 - Bend Bulletin - Area experts to speak with Prineville residents on water issues
Two Crook County water experts will talk to residents Wednesday morning about the past, present and future of water resources in the Prineville area as government officials continue to find ways to keep the county hydrated.
Measure 76, passed by voters in the fall election, guaranteed that 15 percent of lottery revenue goes to parks and wildlife habitat. That may be about $160 million per biennium. The Nature Conservancy helped lead the campaign. The group made a deal to ensure the measure got past the Legislature. Now, the deal is broken.
More hydroelectric plants could be in the region’s future, with the Central Oregon Irrigation District studying the feasibility of six sites along its canals.
SALEM — Discussions over a voter- approved law that uses lottery money for parks and natural areas have local conservation groups concerned.