Memories of the early days brought back to old timers in Bend today when they saw the Deschutes river down to its natural channel for the first time in 10 years. The level of the water had dropped more than 10 feet.
Draining of the water impounded by the power dam at Newport avenue was started on Monday by the Bend Water, Power & Light company, in order to make possible repairs at the company’s main plant here. Two of the three wheels at the plant have not been overhauled since their installations, seven years ago, and the arrival of new turbine gate to replace similar damaged equipment was the signal for lowering the river.
Source: Bend Bulletin