Mirror Pond.

  • Mirror Pond Options

    Natural Succession: A Management alternative for Mirror Pond if the current Dredge proposal is not implemented. In an earlier communication I presented my arguments against public funding of the proposed dredging of Mirror Pond. In this communication I will present one perspective on the future of the pond if dredging is not implemented. It can […]

  • Future Management

    Introduction. For a few years many of us thought the proposal to dredge Mirror Pond was going nowhere. That changed dramatically a few months ago when public access was gained to the ad hoc Funding Strategy Committee . The public was presented with a proposal to fund a dredging plan for Mirror Pond via a […]

  • Dam leak turns Bend’s Mirror Pond into mudflat

    Repairs to begin in early November Stephen Hamway | The Bulletin @Shamway1 View stories and bio Bend residents visiting Mirror Pond recently saw exposed berms and portions of the bank normally covered by water, after a small leak in the wooden paneling on Newport Avenue Dam caused water levels at Mirror Pond to drop by […]

  • Bend Park district mulls funding for dredging Mirror Pond

    District board supports franchise fee, rejects fee for rivergoers Stephen Hamway | The Bulletin Funding a plan to remove silt from Bend’s iconic Mirror Pond may be getting less murky. During a meeting Tuesday evening, the Bend Park & Recreation District’s board of directors discussed options for funding the removal of sediment from the pond, […]

  • Mirror Pond dredging could cost Pacific Power customers, river floaters

    Subcommittee will discuss options for raising $6.7 million Julia Shumway @jmshumway | The Bulletin A new City Council subcommittee will consider ways to pay for dredging Mirror Pond that could mean higher utility bills for Bend residents or fees for people floating the Deschutes River. Six of Bend’s seven city councilors voted Wednesday to form a […]

  • Mirror Pond and Downtown Redevelopment Concept

    OVERVIEW After several years of public engagement and technical exploration, the Mirror Pond Ad Hoc Committee is proposing a concept for the future of Mirror Pond for public input. The concept detailed in this summary satisfies stakeholders who wish to retain Mirror Pond and those who wish to see a more free-flowing river with enhanced […]

  • Bend City Councilor is optimistic Mirror Pond deal can be reached

    Bend City Councilor Mark Capell just met with the CEO of Pacific Power that owns the dam last week and is encouraged they will be able to work something out to satisfy most people. “What we’re trying to do is come up with a public-private partnership of some sort to answer the question, the community […]

  • Another Mirror Pond ballot measure is in the works

    Measure would require city of Bend to get permits before acquiring dam By Scott Hammers | The Bulletin A measure that would limit the city of Bend’s ability to acquire the Mirror Pond dam could be headed for the November ballot. Spencer Dahl, who’s been active in the various committees and public meetings surrounding the […]

  • Editorial: Mirror Pond debate does not need another ballot measure

    Deciding Mirror Pond’s future has been corked by secrecy and polls with no scientific basis. It hasn’t helped that there are already two ballot measures that seek to compel removal of the dam before many of the questions about the dam’s future are answered. But this week, we learned a third ballot measure may be […]

  • Editorial: Mirror Pond dam report shouldn’t be secret

    The audacity is stunning: Taxpayers spent $23,500 for an independent study of the Mirror Pond dam, but they can’t see the results without permission from PacifiCorp, the private company that owns the dam. That’s because Bend Park & Recreation District Executive Director Don Horton and Mirror Pond Project Manager Jim Figurski signed a nondisclosure agreement […]