Water Worries Rise as Wickiup Water Levels Falls

Water needs have exceeded the supply in Wickiup Reservoir and as water levels drop to less than 2 percent, a local fish are in danger. In April the reservoir sat at 100 percent, however, due to demand for irrigation water for Madras and Culver-area farmers and severe drought conditions the reservoir now sits at under 2 percent.
Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings looks at how local conservationists are hoping to salvage the reservoir habitat. 

The Great Outdoors: Restoring Whychus Creek

A major river restoration project on Whychus Creek, near Camp Polk, north of Sisters, has gained the attention of a world-renowned river scientist from Great Britain.

In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings talks with Dr. Colin Thorne at the Canyon Creek Preserve on the Whychus.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state with a new edition of The Great Outdoors every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Murphy Brown on CBS Premieres Thursday, September 27th at 9:30pm

About Murphy Brown

Multiple Emmy Award winners Candice Bergen and series creator Diane English reunite for Murphy Brown, the revival of the ground-breaking comedy about the eponymous broadcast news legend and her biting take on current events, now in a world of 24-hour cable, social media, “fake news” and a vastly different political climate.

Amid a divided nation, chaotic national discourse and rampant attacks on the press, Murphy decides to return to the airwaves and recruits her FYI team: lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, investigative journalist Frank Fontana, and her former wunderkind news producer Miles Silverberg.

Joining them is social media director Pat Patel, who is tasked with bringing Murphy and the team into the 21st century. Murphy’s millennial son, Avery, shares his mother’s competitive spirit and quick wit, and is following in her journalistic footsteps—perhaps too closely.

The team still lets off steam at Phil’s Bar, now run by his sister, Phyllis. Now back in the game, Murphy is determined to draw the line between good television and honest reporting, proving that the world needs Murphy Brown now more than ever.