✓ Kurt Carpenter of the U.S. Geologic Survey, Oregon Water Sciences Laboratory conducted biological sampling of algae in July as part of our water quality initiative.
✓ DRA releases Lower Deschutes River Macroinvertebrate Hatch Activity Survey Results Report by Rick Hafele.
✓ In a collaborative effort with Portland General Electric (PGE), we increased the number of temperature sensors/recorders in the lower Deschutes River for the summer of 2013.
✓ PGE has agreed to allow us to use their sensors/recorders again in 2014 and monitoring will begin in May.
✓ An aquatic insect hatch survey was completed in 2013 by Rick Hafele in cooperation with a number of Deschutes River fishing guides. This survey will be repeated in 2014.
✓ Six science based meetings were conducted in 2013 that produced a compendium of data on the lower Deschutes River. Summaries and details of the presentations can be found at Our Work: Meeting Summaries.
✓ Algae sampling was conducted at multiple sites in the lower Deschutes River, documenting that there is a proliferation of nuisance algae.
✓ A detailed science plan has been generated that will provide a framework for documenting the status of water quality and algae production during 2014.
✓ A highly specific water quality sampling protocol for the lower Deschutes River has been generated by board member Larry Marxer, in collaboration with representatives from multiple government agencies and PGE.
✓ A red band trout study plan has been created by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in response to DRA concerns about the status of native trout populations in the lower Deschutes River.