Rock, River, and Recharge: the Amazing Riviere des Chutes

deschutes river eventWhat do volcanoes have to do with the water central Oregonians drink? The volcanic landscape of Central Oregon has shaped the hydrology of this area in surprising ways. Rain and snowmelt seep into the young volcanic rocks, only to resurface later as springs throughout the watershed.

The Deschutes River, the life-blood of Bend’s high desert, is an amazing river. A 1914 U.S. Reclamation Service report referred to the Deschutes as “one of the most uniform of all streams in the United States, not only from month to month, but also from year to year.” It is a very different story today.

Join them as they delve into the details of the remarkable hydrogeology of the region, and learn about how the natural system has changed over the past century.

October 28 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Hosted by Central Oregon LandWatch and Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Downtown Bend Library
601 Northwest Wall Street
Bend, OR 97701

Register for the event – the Brooks Room has a capacity limit of 80 people!

Presenters: Daniele McKay, PhD, Volcanologist and Adjunct Instructor at OSU-Cascades; Gail Snyder, Program Director, Central Oregon LandWatch.

Via The Environmental Center