Catch Up on all the Raise the Deschutes Seminars
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- What's Going on with the River?
Hydrology and Water Management in the Deschutes Basin
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- Whose Water is it Anyway? Water Rights 101
How a 1909 Water Law is Impacting the Deschutes River Basin Today
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- Resiliency in the Face of Scarcity: Why Water Banking Makes Sense
How water banks can enable the flexible and voluntary market-based reallocation of water in Central Oregon
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- Groundwater in Central Oregon: How is it All Connected?
Current trends in the regional aquifer system and the unique connection between groundwater and surface water
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- Lawns, Beer, and Golf: Urban and Suburban Water Use in Central Oregon
Where the City of Bend's water comes from, where it goes, and how community leaders are conserving water and planning for growth into the next century.
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- Indigenous Water Rights: The Importance of Water to the Tribes
Water has a profound cultural importance to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and the Tribes' water rights date to time immemorial. Learn how water, salmon, and future generations are all interconnected.
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Bringing the Fish Home: Fish Reintroduction and River Restoration in the Upper Deschutes Basin
Sixty years after the construction of the Pelton Round Butte Dam Complex, migrating salmon and steelhead are returning to the Upper Deschutes Basin. This seminar will focus on the history of the reintroduction and ongoing restoration efforts to support these fish, which also benefit resident fish and other wildlife.
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Frogs, Fish & Farmers: Understanding the Upper Deschutes Habitat Conservation Plan
There are many pieces to a conservation puzzle. Learn about how everything fits together for species management in the Upper Deschutes Basin.
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Did you know 80-90% of the water in rivers across the Western US is diverted for irrigation? Piping leaky canals and upgrading on-farm irrigation saves water, making farms more productive and efficient while allowing more water to remain instream. Learn how these tools have worked to restore Whychus Creek and how they are being used to help fish and farms across the Deschutes Basin.
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Many Voices, One Plan: The Future of Water in the Upper Deschutes
From the Cascades to Lake Billy Chinook, the Deschutes River has been over-tapped for decades. Fish, farmers, and families all depend on water supplies that are impacted by drought and climate change. The Deschutes Basin Water Collaborative, a consortium of more than 45 stakeholders, is working to accelerate funding, market-based solutions, and implementation of water conservation projects in the basin to help meet demand.
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