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DRA Meeting Summaries

Deschutes River Alliance, and its predecessor the Lower Deschutes River Coalition, has accomplished almost all of its work during a series of collaborative forum-style meetings designed and facilitated by DRA Director of Science and Conservation Greg McMillan.

The agenda and proceedings of these meetings, along with presentations made during these sessions, have been carefully summarized and vetted and are available for public consumption, below.

DRA wishes to thank those who have presented at these meetings, and for allowing DRA to share this information.

Science Team Meeting Summary - Dec. 2, 2013
A summary of lower river problems and data needs to establish a work plan for 2014.

November 5, 2013
Discussion of Lake Billy Chinook and Lower Deschutes Water Quality by Lori Campbell of Portland General Electric.
Creating a Science Plan for the Lower Deschutes River. Greg McMillan. Deschutes River Alliance.

September 12, 2013
Algae in Northwest River Systems with a Focus on the Lower Deschutes River
Chauncy Anderson and Kurt Carpenter, United States Geological Survey

August 6, 2013
First descriptions of algae observations and lab reports identifying the nuisance algae in the lower Deschutes by Rick Hafele and Greg McMillan. Jason Seals, Assistant Fisheries Biologist from The Dalles office of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife provides an update on fish populations and fish population monitoring.

June 7, 2013
A review of water quality in the lower Deschutes River by Bonnie Lamb of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Lorie Campbell from Portland General Electric.

April 30, 2013
Lower Deschutes River Aquatic Habitat Issues, Studies and Recovery, Bob Spateholts, Portland General Electric
Continued Discussion of Temperature Issues in the Lower Deschutes River, Don Ratliff, Portland General Electric
Portland General Electric’s Operational Obligations, Julie Keil, Portland General Electric

March 19, 2013
Temperature and Pelton-Round Butte Dam Operation, Don Ratliff, Portland General Electric
Habitat Restoration Above Lake Billy Chinook, Brad Nye, Deschutes Land Trust and Bea Armstrong, Deschutes River Conservancy
Round Table Discussion of Effects of Selective Water Withdrawal on the Lower Deschutes River



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