Apr 30 2009
The developer of a new RV park, Lazy Z Meadows, near the small city of Sisters has agreed to sell 63 acre-feet of early-priority date water to the Deschutes River Conservancy and associated organizations.
The purchase price was said to be upwards of $400,000. The rights are located on the east side of the Cascade Mountains.
The water is expected to be used in-stream at Whychus Creek, to encourage fish flows.
Developers said they did not expect the water would be needed for their efforts. A downturn in the region’s development economy may also have been a factor. [see Oregon Public Broadcasting, April 30]