The River in the News

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

 

 

 

Sep 27, 2010 - - September 25, 2010 - Bend Bulletin - Raising Whychus Creek

September 25, 2010 - Bend Bulletin - Raising Whychus Creek

The Three Sisters Irrigation District dam across Whychus Creek posed a problem. With a 5-foot drop, it created a significant obstacle to fish in the river, preventing redband trout in downstream sections from traveling upstream. And the upstream fish were at risk of being swept into the irrigation district’s canal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 07, 2010 - - August 25, 2010 - Bend Bulletin - Water project merits skepticism

August 25, 2010 - Bend Bulletin - Water project merits skepticism

Were horror master Stephen King to apply his talents to Bend’s proposed surface water project, he couldn’t choose two more frightening words than “complexity” and “uncertainty.” Both words figure prominently in an Aug. 16 memorandum to city councilors from Bend’s finance director, who describes some of the “complex financial considerations” that will affect the project. Compounding the complexity is the “uncertainty of ... funding” needed to mitigate rate hikes for city water users.

 

Sep 07, 2010 - - September 2, 2010 - Bend Bulletin - Fantastic floating

September 2, 2010 - Bend Bulletin - Fantastic floating

As the evening sun sank slowly behind the pine forest, fish were rising along the marshy riverbanks as far as the eye could see. One finally rose to my dry fly, and I pulled back with a fierce hook-set. Too strong. The fish were small, and I pulled the hook right out of this one’s mouth.