Bakeoven Watershed encompasses approximately 98,042 acres.

The headwaters are located in the Shaniko area in South Wasco County, east of the Deschutes River at elevations just above 3,200 feet. Bakeoven Creek flows to the Deschutes River at Maupin City Park, elevation 800, in the City of Maupin.

The watershed receives about 10-14 inches of precipitation per year, most of it as rain. Snow falls in winter, but does not form a consistent snow pack. Historical accounts suggest snowpack may have been greater prior to 1920.

 The stream network includes 190 miles of stream channel, including perennial, seasonal and ephemeral streams. Bakeoven Watershed has five sub-watersheds: Deep Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Upper Bakeoven Creek, Salt Creek/Dead Dog Canyon, and Lower Bakeoven. The dividing line between Upper Bakeoven Creek and Lower Bakeoven Creek is the confluence with Deep Creek.
A watershed is the area of land that drains into a particular body of water such as a stream, river, lake, or bay.
The watershed includes not only the waterway itself, but also the entire land area that drains to it.

Bakeoven/Buck Hollow Watershed & Council

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Bakeoven Watershed
Buck Hollow Watershed
The Buck Hollow Watershed is a tributary to the Deschutes River, encompasses approximately 120,000 acres and is located in both Sherman and Wasco Counties. It is a shared watershed overseen by an Sherman County Watershed Council.

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Bakeoven/Buck Hollow Watershed Council
The Buck Hollow Watershed Council was officially formed in 1991 and Bakeoven Council was formed in 1995. Due to the relative low population of the area the scope of land ownership by council members, the Bakeoven and Buck Hollow Watershed Councils were combined.

Both watersheds underwent intensive watershed wide restoration efforts in the past, thus there hasn't been a pressing need for the councils to meet regularly. Meetings typically take place in February in conjunction with the local Neighborhood Meetings.

While past watershed treatments have been successful, degradation of rangeland due to juniper encroachment, drought, and fire is of growing concern to the council and landowners.

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