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There are concerns that the City of Bend is damaging ten miles of Bridge Creek by taking more water than is needed.   That's the claim of Water Watch of Oregon. Water Watch spokesman John DeVoe: “What they do is a pipe full management scheme. The pipe is always full but they aren’t using all that water. The water they don't use they move ten miles downstream and dump into Tumulo Creek, and that is wasteful use under Oregon Water Law.” But that claim is still under investigation by the Oregon Department of Water Resources. The City of Bend’s Justin Finestone says they are taking a look at the complaint. “Are attorneys are going to look at the letter and analyze it in detail. And when they’re finished with that next week, we’ll be able to have a more detailed response. Till we hear differently from the attorneys, we will continue to operate our water system in the same manner that we have operated it for decades.” Right now, the City uses about 11-million gallons of water every day from the Bridge Creek Watershed. That's about half of the Bend's daily usage.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.