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Federal Basin Studies

Upper Deschutes River Basin

The Bureau of Reclamation and the Deschutes Basin Study Work Group (BSWG) completed a planning study covering the Upper Deschutes River Basin.  The Study was supported with funding from the Water Resources Department and the Bureau's WaterSMART program. The Study was built from 20 years of work by stakeholders and will inform future water management actions in the Basin.

Willamette Basin Review Feasibility Study

A multi-year feasibility study was initiated to explore whether the Willamette Valley Project reservoirs could be used to meet current and future water demands in the valley and if changes to federal and state authorizations would be necessary to meet those needs. Completed in December 2019, the Study was sponsored by the Water Resources Department and led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.