The River in the News

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

 

 

 

Jan 04, 2010 - - November 21, 2009 - As silt gathers in Mirror Pond, Officials Unsure of Who’s in Charge of a Solutio

November 21, 2009 - As silt gathers in Mirror Pond, Officials Unsure of Who’s in Charge of a Solutio

The dam that created Mirror Pond is also a big factor in the sediment buildup issue. The dam slows the movement of water and the sediment in it, which causes some of it to settle along the edges of the pond and build up over time. Experts also suggest that the sediment load in the Deschutes River, which is carried into Mirror Pond, is particularly high because of the rate at which water is released from Wickiup Reservoir.

 

 

 

Jan 04, 2010 - - Janaury 4, 2010 - Bend Bulletin Taking The Deschutes To A New Level

Janaury 4, 2010 - Bend Bulletin Taking The Deschutes To A New Level

For about a decade, the Deschutes River Conservancy, irrigation districts and water managers have been focusing on the middle stretch of the Deschutes River between Bend and Lake Billy Chinook — replacing open canals with pipes, leasing or buying water rights and doing other conservation projects to allow more water to be left in the river to improve fish habitat and water quality.