Irrigation District, South Bend residents tangle over who speaks for the trees | Bend


From above, the main channel of the Arnold Irrigation District appears like a serpent, winding in gentle green curves along the southern fringe of Bend. At ground level, the canal is lined with shrubs and ponderosa pines, perfect cover for mule deer and other wildlife. It sounds idyllic.

But just underground is a highly prized water supply that is the subject of fierce debate.

Compromise solution sought

Threatened species

Cadillac Desert


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