Prineville Reservoir aerial

A photo of Prineville Reservoir taken from 3,500 feet shows the contours of the land exposed by low water levels.

From a height of 3,500 feet, Prineville Reservoir looks a lot more like the Crooked River that initially ran through the area than the massive body of water that has become a recreational destination in recent years.

Because of multiple years of drought, the reservoir is just 10% full. And a group of 1980s Crook County High School graduates recently teamed up to not only capture a photo of it, but to launch a new aerial surveying enterprise.