Saving the Deschutes River

The Upper Deschutes River is in trouble and its recovery depends on taking action that will restore stream flows and water quality. 

Agriculture is integral to the Central Oregon landscape and economy. With efficient irrigation practices, we believe there is enough water for fish and farmers. 

Farmers in the North Unit Irrigation District, near Madras, use water wisely while still supporting a robust and thriving agricultural economy. The techniques they use to conserve water and protect fish can be applied to other irrigation districts in Central Oregon. 

We need to follow the lead of our most efficient farmers and create 21st century solutions to eliminate wasteful water use and restore the Upper Deschutes River.