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Articles that have appeared in the media about the Deschutes Basin and
the Deschutes River Conservancy.
Pop-up art show — Weld Design, a Bend-based, multi-disciplinary creation studio, will hold a pop-up art show this weekend at Liberty Theater, 849 NW Wall St., in downtown Bend.
Amid the growing dispute over water use and the health of the Deschutes River, two important factors have been ignored.
SALEM — The state senator representing Bend says a proposed pedestrian bridge over the Deschutes River should be allowed if several conditions can be met.
The surfer was the latest among 10 regulars who recently gathered on the Bend Whitewater Park’s Green Wave. Unlike the others, however, this was the newcomer’s first time. After a quick ejection from the wave and failing to paddle to the nearby eddy, he plunged past a subsequent 2-foot waterfall before he crawled to shore where he lay in pain.
Like skiers, whitewater rafting fans are excited about this season’s heavy snowfall in the West. Several rafting operators are predicting a wild season as the rivers swell with spring showers and snowmelt.
The campaign to restore Whychus Creek got a boost from an unlikely source: the current chief operating officer of Bank of America.
The Deschutes Land Trust announced Thursday that it has received a gift of $530,000 for its Campaign for Whychus Creek from Tom and Janet Montag of New York.
After all that snow and rain, the water levels in Central Oregon reservoirs might surprise some people.
Owen Twitchell can hear the roaring Cline Falls each day from his nearby home in Redmond.
The Oregon Marine Board has proposed a change in state law that would require floaters on the Deschutes River — and elsewhere — to wear life jackets or face a $30 fine.
Drivers and parents may be cursing Central Oregon’s heavy recent snowfall by now, but federal and state officials call it a good start of the season for snowpack and water supply.
According to the U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service, all basins in Oregon have normal to above-normal snowpack, with the Deschutes and Crooked River basin at 126 percent of the median.
In 2011, Wickiup Hydro Group LLC — a subsidiary of Idaho firm Symbiotics LLC — sought a license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build an approximately 7 megawatt facility at the Bureau of Reclamation dam outside of Bend.
In 2013, an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife population survey estimated more than 8,000 redband trout per mile in the 8-mile stretch of the Crooked River below Bowman Dam. This past June, that number was about 350.
Oregon’s snowpack so far this season has those who monitor it hopeful about water levels for next year.
The Oregon Water Resources Department could better balance water rights with actions to restore streamflows, according to a new state audit.
An upcoming City Club of Central Oregon event will explore the ramifications of a recent settlement in a lawsuit involving the Oregon spotted frog and Deschutes River flows.
I just received a letter from the Tumalo Irrigation District informing me, along with all irrigators getting their water from either Tumalo, Arnold, Central Oregon, Lone Pine and North Unit irrigation districts, that we will be forced to give up at least 30 percent of our water “for at least the next year.”
Central Oregon farmers listened Wednesday night to details of a recent settlement on the Oregon spotted frog and sought answers on future water levels, frog populations, ways to improve the animal’s habitat and whether their own operations could get protection.