Central Oregon Bitterbrush Broads • Entered by Mary Fleischmann on January 6, 2021

River committee for Mirror Pond

December 30, 2020

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours
Post Admin hours 1
Activity Hours 1.5
Participants 1
Total Hours 2.5

Key Issue: Wildlife Protection
Activity Type: Other Administration (reporting, emails, calls, planning)
Key Partners: Vocal Seniority; Trout Unlimited, Bend Park and Rec; other partners

Short Description of Activity

Committee reviewing next steps in getting a fish passage made on the Deschutes thru the dam at Mirror Pond. Very controversial issue, focus has primarily been on the dredging of Mirror Pond, who is going to pay for this and not much more transparency with the public regarding decisions. There is also questions regarding if in fact anyone actually does own the bottom of Mirror Pond. Very constructive meeting.

Reflection/Evaluation

Total of 10 members involved. Goal is to focus on fish passage. It doesn’t seem to be making any movement with Oregon Fish and Wildlife, so strategy is to put focus on Pacific Power’s responsibility to construct a fish passage, which might be cost prohibitive which might make them make a decision to take down the dam as it would just be too costly. Followed up with Joanne who has followed this more closely.

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