Deschutes River

Our commitment to the Deschutes River Basin.

In the Deschutes River Basin, we work with the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon to provide clean, emissions-free hydropower – enough to power more than 150,000 homes.

But that’s not all. We have another important set of goals: achieve long-term sustainability for the salmon and steelhead populations in the Upper and Lower Deschutes, help restore the regional watershed and contribute to the local economy.

  • Our Story
    See how we're collaborating to restore salmon and steelhead to a healthy Deschutes River while generating power at the Pelton Round Butte Project.
  • Deschutes Updates & Events
    Learn the latest about the work we’re doing on the Deschutes.
  • Deschutes Water Quality
    The latest information on our water quality monitoring and recent studies
  • Pelton Round Butte Fund
    Learn about how we fund habitat conservation, fish passage and water quality projects on the Deschutes basin. Apply for funding here.
  • Pelton Round Butte Pacific Lamprey Fund
    Learn about our efforts to enhance and identify Pacific lamprey habitats and support research within the Lower Deschutes Basin.
  • Shoreline Management
    Review our plan to protect public health and safety and balance competing uses on the shorelines of Lake Billy Chinook and Lake Simtustus.

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