Farmers and ranchers are often targeted by well-meaning individuals and groups who don’t quite appreciate or understand the hard work and collaboration required to drive local agricultural and water management endeavors.
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Growing recreational use downstream from the Mirror Pond dam, known as hazard creep, could cause authorities to raise the current hazard rating of the dam from “significant” to “high.”
In his May 2 guest column “We need to remove the silt from Mirror Pond,” Ned Dempsey blames stormwater outfalls from the city of Bend as the source for the sediment load in Mirror Pond.
May 20, 2019 - Bend Bulletin - Editorial: Council hides information from the public about Mirror Pond
What a terrible time to hide information from the public about Mirror Pond. Just as the community debates the pond’s future, the Bend City Council has decided to play deny-the-document.
The U.S. Postal Service will host a dedication ceremony Tuesday near Bend for its new Wild and Scenic Rivers Forever stamps that include one featuring the Deschutes River.
Hardly a day goes by without an article in the paper or our online news feeds about drought, declining snowpack, climate change and threats to water supply.
The Bend City Council appeared ready to approve a plan Wednesday that would dedicate $3 million to preserve Mirror Pond, a Bend landmark that for decades has been filling with silt from the Deschutes River.
I am writing about the removal of silt from Mirror Pond. Based on my extensive history and background relating to this type of project, I wanted to express my thoughts and views on the issues as well as on some of the claims that are being used to try to stop the project.
May 01, 2019 - Source Weekly - Get Ready For The Big Bugs: Fishing The Deschutes River Salmonfly Hatch
Those obsessed with fly fishing are getting ready for the greatest time of the year on the lower Deschutes River: the famous salmonfly hatch.
Within the city limits of Bend, we are blessed to have inherited the iconic Deschutes River, which snakes gracefully through our town.
There is no question that if the city and park district are considering using public money for dredging Mirror Pond the issue must go to the voters.
I have read several articles recently regarding piping of the irrigation canals, and the thought that over 3 miles of those canals should be considered historic, and not piped. This is really counterproductive to saving wildlife habitat and conserving water.
The Bend Park & Recreation District is renovating a popular access point to the Deschutes River at Riverbend Park in order to combat erosion at the site.
A third section of canal overseen by the Central Oregon Irrigation District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
On April 6, The Bulletin ran a front-page story about Arnold Irrigation District applying for a $48 million grant to pipe its main canals and subsequently wrote an editorial in support of this.
Recently The Bulletin endorsed using $48 million of taxpayer funds to pipe the Arnold Irrigation ditches, which the newspaper characterized as a “win” for all concerned.
The federal government has found a use for water from the Deschutes River: wasting it.
Piping irrigation water in Deschutes County makes good sense. Just ask the folks who run the Arnold Irrigation District, which serves customers south and east of Bend. They want to get into piping in a serious way and have scheduled a public meeting later this month on the subject.
Water is pouring into Prineville Reservoir at rates not seen since 2017 and pouring out of Bowman Dam nearly as quickly, as the massive snowfall from February begins to melt more rapidly.
Central Oregon residents will have a chance to weigh in later this month on a massive project to pipe canals to the south of Bend.