Water and River News Updates

Collected and curated media Articles about the water and rivers in the western united states

 

Mar 06, 2020 - Bend Bulletin - North Unit weighs options for new water source

North Unit weighs options for new water source

Building a new reservoir, drilling new wells to tap into underground aquifers and pumping water out of Lake Billy Chinook are among the high cost options under consideration by the North Unit Irrigation District to gather new water supplies. In the face of chronic water shortages in Wickiup Reservoir, North Unit has been looking to diversify its water sources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 03, 2019 - Columbia Basin Bulletin - USFWS RELEASES DRAFT DESCHUTES HABITAT PLAN; AIM IS WATER FOR FARMERS, IMPROVE HABITAT FOR LISTED SPOTTED FROG, FISH

USFWS RELEASES DRAFT DESCHUTES HABITAT PLAN; AIM IS WATER FOR FARMERS, IMPROVE HABITAT FOR LISTED SPOTTED FROG, FISH

A draft habitat conservation plan designed to aid several species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act, while also providing crucial water to Central Oregon farmers, will be posted in the Federal Register for review, Friday, Oct. 4, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The posting will open a 45-day public comment period for the draft HCP.

 

Oct 02, 2019 - KTVZ - North Unit Irrigation District plans canal piping

North Unit Irrigation District plans canal piping

The North Unit Irrigation District and project partners will hold a public meeting later this month on their canal-piping proposal to modernize aging infrastructure to conserve water, reduce energy use, improve operational efficiencies, improve water quality and enhance fish and wildlife habitat in the Deschutes and Crooked rivers, federal regulators said Wednesday.