The Deschutes River is running inside Phill McCage’s backyard, and it isn’t supposed to be there.
Articles that have appeared in the media about the Deschutes Basin and
the Deschutes River Conservancy.
The city of Bend has won another legal victory in its battle over the Bridge Creek water project. Bend residents should be glad it did.
For over 20 years, the Central Oregon Irrigation District and its partners have worked diligently to mitigate low flows in the Deschutes River.
It's late 2013 and scores of concerned community members, environmental groups, city and parks officials, nonprofits and the like meet at Broken Top Bottle Shop for another round of discussions on "What to do with Mirror Pond?"
The next phase of the nearly decadelong process of creating a habitat conservation plan for the Deschutes River Basin will begin in Bend and Madras on Monday.
Restoring salmon and steelhead populations in Whychus Creek relies on a healthy habitat full of aquatic insects.
Mirror Pond has been the most recognizable feature in the city of Bend for 107 years. Since it was created, it has been dredged from time to time to keep it open. With another dredging in the planning stages, at least some environmental groups are weighing in, and they don’t like the plan.
A Bend group’s plan to remove silt from Mirror Pond is being criticized by ecologists who say dredging the pond could harm water quality and aquatic animals.
The divers, paddleboarders and kayakers who scoured the water Saturday during the Deschutes River Clean-Up pulled out more than 2,000 pounds of debris, the most found in the event’s 21-year history.
REDMOND — A 107-year-old dam to the west of Redmond, one that provided hydroelectric power to Redmond Airport during World War II and hoped to do the same for a Central Oregon town that existed only on paper, is being demolished.
Bend prides itself on the beauty of the Deschutes River, which draws about 160,000 people each summer to float on inner tubes, kayak or glide along on stand-up paddleboards.
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.
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.
Water transfers are an important tool to make the most of limited water supplies, providing legal channels to lease and sell water that may be under-used. Oregon does this better than any other Western state.
Jun 10, 2017 - Bend Bulletin - Guest column: Loophole must be closed to stop footbridge over the Deschutes
The Bulletin has published several editorials on the pedestrian bridge proposed by the Bend Park & Recreation District across the wild and scenic Deschutes River.
For the first time in more than a century, native redband trout will be able to move freely between both sides of the North Canal Dam on the Deschutes River in Bend.
Jun 09, 2017 - Bend Bulletin - Guest column: In My View writer ill-informed about water, ranching, farming
On May 23 on the editorial page, I read a very disturbing “In My View” by George Wuerthner. At first, I thought, how could anyone be so ill-informed, and I almost laughed. Then, I got to thinking. How many of the younger generation may fall for his misinformation?
As temperatures soar and summer beckons, river floating season has descended on Bend once again.
100+ year-old canals are a target in an effort to restore water flows in the Upper Deschutes
As a general agriculture organization, the Farm Bureau celebrates the rich diversity of ag products raised by farm and ranch families across our great state.