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Oct. 25, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

At Pelton Round Butte dams: $100 million later, a steelhead returns

Sometimes the return of one adult salmon or steelhead is more exciting than runs of hundreds or thousands. That’s the situation this year in Central Oregon’s Deschutes River Basin. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Deschutes River, Pelton Round Butte hydro project, Portland General Electric, Steelhead


May 23, 2011 · By David Steves

Protecting landowners with a fish designation

Landowners on Central Oregon’s Deschutes River and its tributaries would have at least 12 years without facing water-diversion limits or other restrictions triggered by the presence of a newly reintroduced steelhead that’s on the endangered species list. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Dams, Deschutes River, Fisheries


Sept. 07, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Central Oregon stocks up on water (just in case)

A refreshing, forward-looking story in The Bend Bulletin got me thinking about planning for water storage and use. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Deschutes River, Irrigation


July 25, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

On Deschutes: fishermen vs fish (passage)

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Filed under: Energy, Fish & Wildlife, Water, Dams, Deschutes River, Fisheries



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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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