The Deschutes River is a premiere rafting and flyfishing river, drawing both domestic and international visitors. In recent years water flow of the river has been altered because of changes in operation of the Pelton-Round Butte dam. This has led to a changes in water flow, water temperature, and water chemistry. We are conducting a retrospective analysis of the Deschutes river and its aquatic resources to inform local stakeholders as to the nature and causes of changes. From this may arise recommendations for water and natural resource management in this river system that experiences competing uses.
Oregon State University, Animal Science
Oregon State University, Biology/CIS minor
Oregon State University, Economics; Math/Pol Sci/Spanish minors
Associate Professor, Oregon State University