The River in the News

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 23, 2017 - Bend Bulletin - Bend dam rated high hazard

Bend dam rated high hazard

A 105-year-old dam in Bend is on a list of 17 Oregon dams rated as a “high” hazard if they were to collapse, with no emergency plan for how to handle a catastrophic failure. A pending state law would force local officials to plan for the worst.

 

Jul 23, 2017 - Bend Bulletin - Warm Deschutes good for playing, bad for fish

Warm Deschutes good for playing, bad for fish

Ask any Central Oregonian how to beat the heat during the summer, and odds are good the Deschutes River will be part of the solution. The 252-mile river that cuts a swath through the center of Oregon — and Bend — has a reputation for providing an escape for locals and tourists alike to float, paddle and swim.