Mirror Pond.

  • Dam inspection report under wraps

    Bend park officials say PacifiCorp to decide on disclosure By Hillary Borrud | The Bulletin Bend Park & Recreation District officials say they will let the utility company that owns Mirror Pond dam decide whether the public gets to see a taxpayer-funded inspection report on the structure . At least on the surface, that decision…

  • Repairs to Bend’s Mirror Pond dam complete

    Repairs to Bend’s Mirror Pond dam complete By Scott Hammers | The Bulletin PacifiCorp has completed repairs to the Mirror Pond dam, a spokesman said Wednesday, and believes water levels in the pond should return to normal this summer. The recent repairs were prompted by a leak in the dam that emerged in early October.…

  • Central Oregon City Club hears Mirror Pond options

    Repairs to leaking Bend dam underway By Scott Hammers | The Bulletin Three alternative solutions for the future of Mirror Pond were presented Thursday at a meeting of the City Club of Central Oregon. The City Club invited a panel to make the case for the three possibilities under consideration by the Mirror Pond Ad…

  • A close look at Bend’s Mirror Pond dam

    The committee looking into what should be done with Mirror Pond got an up-close look at the leaking dam there Wednesday, joining representatives of Pacifi­Corp on a tour of the more than 100-year-old facility. The ad hoc committee, formed last fall, includes representatives from the city of Bend, the Bend Park & Recreation District and…

  • Mirror Pond levels to drop next week for dam inspection

    Bend, Ore. — PacifiCorp will lower the Mirror Pond water levels next week to facilitate another inspection of the dam. The inspection will be conducted by Gannett Fleming, an engineering firm from Phoenix, for the Bend Parks and Recreation District as part of deliberations around the potential acquisition of the dam from PacifiCorp to maintain…

  • Editorial: PacifiCorp does what is right

    PacifiCorp has now demonstrated a gift for doing what’s right on Mirror Pond. It just needs to demonstrate a few more gifts. The company announced Tuesday that it would fix one of the leaks in the dam. The leak helped make the pond look and smell about as pleasant as inhaling a noseful of skunk.…

  • Utility to fix Bend’s Mirror Pond dam

    PacifiCorp announced on Tuesday that it will repair the leak in Mirror Pond dam in April, in time for people to enjoy higher water levels on the Deschutes River this summer. One of the wooden panels in the dam began leaking in October, and since then, the water level has sunk, leaving visible the mud…

  • Mirror Pond Dam Repair Planned for April

    BEND, Ore. – PacifiCorp will reinforce a section of the company’s dam in downtown Bend to address a leak in one of the structure’s wooden panels that developed in October of 2013. The installation of steel sheet pile upstream of a leaking panel is planned to begin in April. The company stopped generating power at…

  • Mirror Pond will be back

    Mirror Pond will make its return before the start of spring despite the leak in the dam that creates Bend’s iconic lake. Considering the current dry weather and taking in account the current water levels at the Wickiup Reservoir, the Oregon Water Resource Department is expecting Wickiup to be full around March 10-20. This could…

  • Leaky Dam Could Affect Deschutes River Summer Recreation

    https://soundcloud.com/opb/012814dnmirrorpond A leak in the dam that forms Bend’s Mirror Pond could lead to unsafe water levels for people hoping to float the Deschutes River by inner tube this summer. The leak is about the size of a basketball. It’s kept the dam offline since October. The dam’s owner, Pacific Corp, now says it no…