A key article in this issue is authored by Rick Martinson of WinterCreek Restoration suggesting that we desperately need a wholesale shift in how we perceive, design and install landscapes. His focus is on creating long-term solutions to the effects of climate change and shifts in precipitation.
Articles that have appeared in the media about the Deschutes Basin and
the Deschutes River Conservancy.
Oregon’s Congressional delegation needs to figure out what the federal government can do to protect frogs, farmers, the fish and all the rest of us in the Deschutes River Basin from the repercussions of the lawsuit over the Oregon Spotted Frog.
Drought conditions last year and recent measures to help the Oregon spotted frog are expected to affect water availability in Central Oregon for the upcoming irrigation season.
A lawsuit pertaining to the upper Deschutes River between Wickiup Reservoir and the City of Bend is ongoing. Last week, a federal judge denied the request of two major environmental groups to require immediate changes to water flow, which varies drastically with the irrigation season.
A federal judge has denied a request by environmentalists for an injunction that would have drastically altered water flow from two Central Oregon reservoirs and cost 4,600 farm families their livelihoods.
EUGENE, Ore. — Environmentalists don’t want a federal judge to issue an official written ruling denying their motion to radically change water management in several Central Oregon reservoirs.
U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken sent environmentalists and irrigators out of her court with plenty of homework this week. If the three local irrigation districts, the federal Bureau of Reclamation and their opponents, WaterWatch of Oregon and the Center for Biological Diversity, apply themselves, they might avoid what could be a long and expensive court battle that hurts both sides.
Mar 24, 2016 - Redmond News Today - Op-Ed by WaterWatch on Judge Aikin temporary ruling on Deschutes River flows
Opinion from: WaterWatch of Oregon & Center for Biological Diversity view on ongoing Upper Deschutes River Lawsuit
EUGENE — A federal judge presiding over a case that could alter the way water is managed in Central Oregon said Tuesday she wouldn’t grant immediate changes to water management in the Deschutes River basin, as a pair of environmental groups had sought.
Parties are scheduled to meet Tuesday in federal court in Eugene to argue the merits of implementing a court-ordered change in water management in the Deschutes Basin that environmental groups believe would benefit the Oregon spotted frog.
A federal judge in Eugene will hear a case Tuesday about water management in the Upper Deschutes River.
The Deschutes River was once among the best fishing streams in Oregon and, if water flows are managed properly, could be again, said Jeff Perin, a Sisters fly-fishing guide.
SALEM, Ore. - Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday the state is asking to join the Deschutes Basin Oregon spotted frog federal litigation as a friend of the court, "with the goal of resolving the water management conflict through a collaborative, court-sponsored process."
The state of Oregon is attempting to push the parties in a lawsuit concerning the Oregon spotted frog toward a negotiated settlement, Gov. Kate Brown’s office announced Wednesday.
Feb 29, 2016 - The Ripon Advance - Walden: Bureau of Land Management will begin implementing water management, job creation bill
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) announced on Thursday that legislation he authored in 2014 to improve water management and create jobs in central Oregon will soon be implemented.
The Bend Park & Recreation District’s push to build a bridge across the Deschutes River upstream from town was handed a setback when the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission voted to deny a rule change requested by the district.
The Bend Whitewater Park will reopen Saturday, more than four months after it was shut to the public for repairs.
Lawsuits filed by environmental groups against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and multiple Central Oregon water districts, including the Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID), demand changes to the way the Deschutes River's water is managed.
Out in the fields of Jefferson County, more than 70 percent of America's carrot seed is grown, but it's inside the office where the books are kept that farmer Tom Kirsch worries that number could dip in the future.
The Tumalo Irrigation District has added an additional fee for patrons in anticipation of mounting legal costs associated with recently filed lawsuits over Oregon spotted frog habitat.