Digging into the Deschutes River in Bend

By Dylan J. Darling The Bulletin
Published Mar 5, 2014 at 12:01AM / Updated Mar 5, 2014 at 12:53PM
Rob Kerr / The Bulletin Wallace Group staff geologist Shane Cochran, right, hauls a sample from the bed of the Deschutes River to the shore Tuesday morning as a Taylor NW trackhoe operated by Jeff Taylor works downriver of the Colorado Avenue Dam. Taylor NW President Todd Taylor said the machine had been power-washed and coated in a vegetable oil to prevent contaminates from entering the river during the job. The samples provide information for the design of the new water park to be installed.
Rob Kerr / The Bulletin Wallace Group staff geologists Mark Herbert, middle, and Shane Cochran, right, gather samples from the Deschutes River bottom in the trackhoe scoop operated by Jeff Taylor of Taylor NW on Tuesday morning downriver of the Colorado Avenue Dam. Taylor NW President Todd Taylor said the machine had been power-washed and coated in a vegetable oil to prevent contaminates from entering the river during the job. The samples can provide information for the design of the new water park scheduled to be installed.
File photo by Joe Kline / The Bulletin Kids haul in rainbow trout while fishing in the Kids Trout Pond at the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond last year.