Dry ponds pave way for maintenance work

The Central Oregonian highlights collaborative effort to improve habitat at the Crooked River Wetlands Complex in Prineville.
By Ron Halvorson
The Central Oregonian


"Where are the Wetlands?" is a question often asked by visitors. Not, "How do I get to the Wetlands," but "Where's the water?" Well, there are lots of reasons why water has been scarce this year, but we can all hope that next year will be better. That should be a bumper sticker: Wetter and Better in 2021.

But it's not been all bad. Dry ponds allowed for needed maintenance, including re-staining and protection of the observation piers in pond 10 and northeast of pond 10 near the river. And while the piers got treated, so did the pavilion at the parking area. This should help to preserve these wooden structures for several years to come...