Draining Capitol Lake Basin

Have you had a chance to see our latest video? It shows the beauty of the drained Capitol Lake Basin, and gives us an idea of what the meandering Deschutes River will look like during low tides. 80% of the time, the basin will be filled by the tide with brackish water. With estuary restoration, we get the best of both worlds! This video was produced by DERT Board member Helen Wheatley. Check it out:

DERT’s first Newsletter! Fall 2013: Volume 1, Issue 1

Newsletter Fall13 web page12 1024x478 DERTs first Newsletter! Fall 2013: Volume 1, Issue 1We have produced out very first newsletter: ‘Imagine the Estuary: Where the River Meets the Sea.’ We will be producing a newsletter every season, four times a year. In this issue, you will find updates on our work, a report on water quality testing for the Deschutes watershed, the value of estuaries and ecosystem services, and ideas for the future.

To receive a mailed copy, and to support our mission, join DERT as a member. Below is the PDF version of our four-page newsletter. You’ll also find them around town!