Canal piping coming between Redmond and Smith Rock

$30 million project will restore water flow to Deschutes River.

A $30 million project to pipe a 5-mile section of the Pilot Butte Canal between Redmond and Smith Rock could allow authorities to increase the flow of water into the Deschutes River by 30%, a potential boon for threatened fish and frogs that inhabit the Deschutes River and rely on high water levels for survival.

Source: Canal piping coming between Redmond and Smith Rock; $30 million project will restore water flow to Deschutes River