Thanks to our supporters, WaterWatch had an outstanding 2018!
Read on to see some of this year’s accomplishments, as well as projects going in to 2019.
2018 FALL Newsletter
WaterWatch finished the year strong! Check out our latest accomplishments in our newsletter.
17th Annual Celebration of Oregon Rivers
Please join us for our 17th annual auction and banquet benefiting WaterWatch of Oregon on November 16, 2019!
Spring 2018 Newsletter!
Stream of Consciousness: The Shape of Water
Summer 2018 Newsletter!
Stream of Consciousness: Still Draining Oregon
Settlement Reached on Upper Deschutes
On January 11, 2016 WaterWatch filed suit in federal district court against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and several irrigation districts over harm caused by their water use operations in the Upper Deschutes River. Turning the the Upper Deschutes on and off like an irrigation ditch has caused significant damage to the river’s health, including harm to the Oregon Spotted Frog, a threatened species under federal law. On October 28, 2016 WaterWatch and our allies reached an interim agreement with the Bureau and districts to temporarily boost flows in the Upper Deschutes. The deal also requires the Bureau and districts to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to create a long-term water management plan, known as a biological opinion, on a set timeline.