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Re: “It's Irrigation Time!

With a fresh water supply crisis on the horizon why are we creating a water tourism industry as a economic basis ?…

Posted by Tommy Tunes on 05/28/2018 at 6:46 AM

Re: “It's Irrigation Time!

And there is a Billion Dollar a year water tourism industry that's wanting higher river flows too and is putting pressure on everything and every one to put more water back into the river , not to mention the growth in urban development figuring a 40 % increase in the area over the next 10 years , so it not just about the endangered species .... Look up the YouTube Video called " The Importance of Sharing the Water " it pretty much says a water right is a engendered species , and along with what the districts farm efficiency plan suggests that over time they will Force farmers to try and implement Drip Irrigation systems to conserve water for Urban development and water tourism . Watch the farmer in this video , he makes it clear that Drip Irrigation will be the Target .... and besides that the Farmer in this Video is made to look like the Water Waster .…

Posted by Tommy Tunes on 05/23/2018 at 6:55 AM

Re: “It's Irrigation Time!

What about the water loss in Wickiup Dam My God that's got to be sitting on a Lava bed and massive acre feet being lost not to mention evaporation ?????? Might as well line that too !!!!!

Posted by Tommy Tunes on 05/23/2018 at 6:43 AM

Re: “It's Irrigation Time!

To save water, first you don't run it exposed to the open air. Second, you don't make it flow over highly porous canal bottoms. Less than half the water released by Wikiup Dam actually grows anything because it seeps down or evaporates while enroute.

Posted by Dave Morgan 1 on 04/26/2018 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Central Oregon Now and Then

Great info! Id advise to also check out the FAQs on the Deschutes Historical Museum website for more info on local road origins and other fascinating tidbits!

Posted by BendReader on 04/16/2018 at 8:52 AM

Re: “River Talk

The fundamental problem with the Basin Study Work Group is that it is an informational study and no more. It in no way requires irrigators to take any action. The catalyst for change is the listing of the Oregon Spotted Frog as an endangered species. Accordingly, the US Fish & Wildlife Service will determine what changes the irrigators will be forced to make. "Forced" is the correct characterization. USFWS is a BSWG member but is in no way bound by any of BSWG study results. So, we are all waiting to see what USFWS will say later this year when they come to the end of their work.


Posted by on 03/23/2018 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Wading, in Style link goes to

Posted by Anonymous on 10/16/2017 at 12:27 PM

Re: “20/40/60: The Drive Less Challenge

Thanks for joining the Drive Less Challenge. We are already working on the state level to upgrade the app - good feedback. Commute Options

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Posted by Commute Options on 10/12/2017 at 1:34 PM

Re: “From Butte Lady to Butte Dude

You very rarely see someone actually not pick up after their dog. It's dpne when no one is looking. The campaign I'm talking about makes it clear that everyone out there is paying extra carefull attention. For example, someone might come across fresh poop and someone with a dog just passed them. So thet shout of the trail, "hey, did you leave this here?" It would take to long to explain how you get that to happen but it's really simple when you have the stuff. Two or three weeks later the problem is solved and it lasts at least a couple of years.

Posted by Carol Smith on 09/28/2017 at 3:37 AM

Re: “From Butte Lady to Butte Dude

Carol - would love to know what the "campaign" is. Although we are only here for one more week.

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Posted by Alison McElwain Erickson on 09/23/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “From Butte Lady to Butte Dude

Btw, no dogs in the Challenge. See ya threre! Thanks for looking after the park! :)

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Posted by Carol Smith on 09/22/2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “From Butte Lady to Butte Dude

Sounds like you guys need to run the campaign again. Takes a couple of weeks and lasts for years. How long are you there? You just need to get Susan's permission and we can send you what you need. Pretty easy.

Posted by Carol Smith on 09/22/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “From Butte Lady to Butte Dude

As current park hosts - we are looking forward to watching the PB Challenge for the first time.... but we would like to plead with the owners of the "countless dogs" whose stomping grounds these are - please please PICK UP after your dogs! We spend countless hours picking up after your dogs!

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Posted by Alison McElwain Erickson on 09/21/2017 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Hikers Haven

The author does not respect the land and should not steer readers to untrammeled places so they could pick up obsidian and take it home.

Posted by Joe on 07/29/2017 at 7:01 AM

Re: “Hikers Haven

Too hot!! Save for Oct & Nov.

Posted by Mayme on 06/24/2017 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Get Wet

Blue Pool took the life of my daughter's college friend a few years ago. It's so cold that it shocks you when you jump in and then the automatic reflex is to breathe. Drowning/injuries occur there often. I suggest revising your list.

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Posted by Tammy Peterson on 06/23/2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “The Effects of Feeding Deer in Town

@La Pine Mike, you're missing the point entirely. Feeding deer aggregates them in areas. When they're clustered like that, they're more likely to transmit diseases such as AHD to each other. Another clear point Jim makes is that our food, our domestic pet's food, or any other sort of sweet feed just isn't good for them. There is nothing humans make that deer should be eating.

@dwpbike, the east coast deer (i.e. white-tailed deer) to which you refer are indeed more populous on that side of the country. The deer in Central Oregon (i.e. mule deer) don't have that luxury. Your response is cavalier to the point of ignorance about issues related to deer in Central Oregon.

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Posted by Hintza & Friends on 06/02/2017 at 8:36 PM

Re: “The Effects of Feeding Deer in Town

um, too many variables to be drawing conclusions. with the number of deer i see in tn, ga, and al, farmers would welcome a disease. the deer seem to love gmo corn and soy beans.

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Posted by dwpbike on 06/01/2017 at 8:01 AM

Re: “The Effects of Feeding Deer in Town

Is Cracked Corn the same as Corn Tortilla Chips ? What about Screening Pellets from a Feed Store ? Are these save for the Deer ? I do leave a bowl of water available for my neighborhood deer but will now remove it for the reason given in this article.

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Posted by WLPJinOR on 06/01/2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “The Effects of Feeding Deer in Town

So how about telling people what they CAN feed deer that is healthy for the critters? People love feeding animals, it makes them feel good, they want to help the poor, starving wildlife. What can we feed wild deer that actually helps them instead of harming them...there must be something?

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Posted by La Pine Mike on 05/31/2017 at 7:59 PM

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