The River in the News

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

 

 

Feb 10, 2016 - KTVZ - Groups seek court order to change Deschutes River flows

Groups seek court order to change Deschutes River flows

A motion filed Tuesday by two environmental groups seeking a federal court order for immediate changes in Deschutes River management to protect the Oregon spotted frog has the potential to disrupt water supplies to thousands of Central Oregon farms, ranches and families, the region's irrigation districts said.

 

 

Feb 03, 2016 - The Source Weekly - A River Used To Run Through It

A River Used To Run Through It

"In Oregon, rivers and streams belong to the public, but no law stops private water users from completely draining a stream. It is often perfectly legal to take the last drops from a river, and our state agencies do little to correct, or even document the problem," according to WaterWatch's Rivers Without Water, Oregon's Unnatural Disaster publication.

 

Jan 20, 2016 - The Source Weekly - Snow-rific!

Snow-rific!

Albeit a dry January in Central Oregon, with less precipitation so far this month, December was one of the wettest in terms of rain in western Oregon and snowfall in the rest of the state.