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Conservationists File Lawsuit Against PGE Over Lower Deschutes Water Quality

OPB | Aug. 17, 2016 10:45 a.m.

The Deschutes River Alliance claims PGE has violated water quality standards for several years after installing a water-mixing device at Round Butte Dam.

local | News | Environment | Land use | Water | Animals

Conservationists Sue PGE Over Water Quality Standards At Round Butte Dam

OPB | July 14, 2016 6:15 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Conservationists allege that since the installation of a water mixing device, Portland General Electric has violated state water quality standards more than 1,200 times. 

Fish & Wildlife | local | NW Life | Arts

The Unexamined River Isn't Worth Fishing

OPB | Jan. 22, 2016 11:33 a.m.

Fly-fishing expert Amy Hazel shows us how much we don't know about the sport and how hard it would be to learn.

local | News | Recreation

Whitewater Park In Bend To Open Next Month

AP | July 26, 2015 10:53 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

A new whitewater park opens next month on the Deschutes River in Bend.

Fish & Wildlife | local | News

Beaver Attacks Oregon Men On Deschutes River

AP | June 26, 2015 9:32 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Two Central Oregon men were taken to the hospital after they fell into the Deschutes River after being attacked by a beaver near Lava Island Falls.

local | News | Sports | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: Washington High School Resumes Classes Following Shooting; Nearly 7,000 Fish Saved From Deschutes River

OPB | Oct. 29, 2014 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Wednesday, Oct. 29: Classes will resume Monday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School following last week's shooting; volunteers, state and federal workers rescued nearly 7,000 fish in the Deschutes River; the Portland Trail Blazers start their regular season tonight at 7:30 p.m.; and more.

Water | Ecotrope

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

Ecotrope | Oct. 25, 2011 4:34 a.m.

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.

Water | Ecotrope

Protecting landowners with a fish designation

Ecotrope | May 23, 2011 9:08 a.m.

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.

Water | Ecotrope

Central Oregon stocks up on water (just in case)

Ecotrope | Sept. 7, 2010 3:01 p.m.

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