JOIN LOCAL Farmers ON A JOURNEY TO IMPROVE OUR RIVERS!

WAYS YOU CAN HELP RAISE THE DESCHUTES BASIN’S RIVERS AND STREAMS

Infrastructure upgrades and on-farm efficiency improvements
Infrastructure upgrades and on-farm efficiency improvements
Speak up for piping and lining canals
Speak up for piping and lining canals
Explore incentives to reduce water demands
Explore incentives to reduce water demands
Implement modernized and flexible water delivery systems
Implement modernized and flexible water delivery systems
Advocate for a water market
Advocate for a water market to help restore water back to the basin

IRRIGATION INTERESTS

How we divert water from the Deschutes River to irrigate crops in Central Oregon hasn’t changed in more than a century. Despite major technological advances to virtually every other aspect of farming, our agricultural water delivery system remains as it did when farmers were using horse-drawn plows. The problem is this outdated system wastes huge amounts of water and energy, both of which are in short supply.  

Replacing old irrigation practices with more efficient technology will improve basin-wide water supply for farming and restore healthy water flows to our rivers. Working together and avoiding litigation paves the way for mutually beneficial long-term solutions. Make one change today to Raise the Deschutes or Take Our Pledge to speak up for the rivers!

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