After a decade of unproductive discussions, a plan to remove the power generating dam in the middle of Bend is beginning to gel.  With a 16 foot drop local whitewater enthuses are hoping for a permanent slalom course and an extensive river park.  This plan would also maintain the level of the pond, but reduce its size so that deposits of silt would not collect.  We could also see one more obstruction to fish passage removed if this plan goes forward.  This seems to be at the beginning of the conceptual stage and more planning is needed, but we are headed in the right direction.

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