A Sisters-area development group Wednesday announced it would sell 63 acres of "pioneer" water rights to a central Oregon water conservation group.
Articles that have appeared in the media about the Deschutes Basin and
the Deschutes River Conservancy.
Sisters developer Bill Willitts remembers summers when Whychus Creek would run dry before it got to town.
Apr 20, 2009 - - April 19, 2009 - Water Officials Hope $4M for Irrigation is Just the Start of the Stimulus Funding
With $81 million worth of irrigation-related projects to choose from, the Deschutes River Conservancy has no shortage of options for using the stimulus money it will receive from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
OIn celebration of Earth Day, on Wednesday April 22nd, Whole Foods will donate 5% of store sales to the Deschutes River Conservancy.
Challenging the widely held view that all the water in the Deschutes River is spoken for and then some, a group of local water users, led by former state Sen. Neil Bryant, wants to skim off winter flows just south of Bend’s Pioneer Park and pump them underground.
DRC Presentation: Restoring our Local Rivers & Streams: One Drop at a Time- Wednesday, April 8th ~ 5:30-7:30 pm
Please join us for the Save Wild Steelhead Festival on April 25 at the Orvis Store in Bend.
Mar 04, 2009 - - March/April 2009 - Water Efficiency Online Journal River Restoration Done Right (and Wrong)
Saving water to relieve an aquifer, conserve a river, reintroduce its fish, and preserve a community’s quality of life.
Snowpack in the Upper Deschutes-Crooked River Basin is slightly below average as March begins, but not so much as to cause concern for local irrigation districts.
Local governments will see nearly $2 million for water conservation, renewable energy and low-income families directed to Central Oregon through earmarks attached to a $410 billion spending bill.
Tickets are on sale in advance at www.flyfishingfilmtour.com. Each film has a very unique flavor and message and while all of them showcase incredible cinematography, each has their own blend of hilarious commentary, mesmerizing storytelling, and some of the largest and most impressive fish ever caught.
Local woodworker and puzzle maker Larry Pecenka, a habitat biologist for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, has been making puzzles in the shape of large fish to raise funds for the Deschutes River Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that works to restore stream flow and improve water quality in the Deschutes Basin.
Dec 04, 2008 - - December 2, 2008 - Bend Bulletin Seasonal Flows Affect Fish Habitat, Reshape The River
During the late fall and winter, the Upper Deschutes drops to a fraction of its natural size.
Jim Noteboom, it’s safe to say, was one of the most personable lawyers in Central Oregon. While the bulk of his practice involved the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, that did not prevent him from being an involved citizen of Bend.
Friends and colleagues remembered Jim Noteboom on Monday as a man who was devoted to his work and loved a good laugh.
With a bluegrass band playing and the sun shining, hundreds of people gathered Saturday at McKay Park in Bend to kayak, canoe, play in the river or try a beer brewed for a local conservation group.
A little more of the riverbank along Mirror Pond and Deschutes River south of Bend might be showing in recent days, as water managers have started releasing less water from area reservoirs.
More state funds could help convert additional irrigation canals that crisscross Central Oregon from open ditches to enclosed pipes. The Bend-based Swalley Irrigation District could win a $1.4 million grant to finish piping five miles of its main canal at a Tuesday meeting of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board in Klamath Falls.
At the base of Wickiup Dam, where water flows out of the reservoir and into the Deschutes River, a company hopes to tap the running water to generate electricity.
The event, scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. in McKay Park beside the Colorado Street Bridge, will celebrate clean water, healthy wildlife, fish, vegetation and the beauty that is this region’s life blood.