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June Board Meeting

June 12th, 2018

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July Board Meeting

July 10th, 2018

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August Board Meeting

August 14th, 2018

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September Board Meeting

September 11th, 2018

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October Board Meeting

October 9th, 2018

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November Board Meeting

November 13th, 2018

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11th

December Board Meeting

December 11th, 2018

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May Board Meeting

May 8th, 2018

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20th

April Special Board Meeting

April 20th, 2018

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April Board Meeting

April 10th, 2018

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13th

March Board Meeting

March 13th, 2018

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13th

February Board Meeting

February 13th, 2018

Jan
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January Board Meeting

January 9th, 2018

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December Special Board Meeting December 20, 2017

December 20th, 2017

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December Board Meeting

December 12th, 2017

Nov
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November Board Meeting

November 13th, 2017

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Special Board Meeting October 17,2017

October 17th, 2017

Oct
10th

October Board Meeting

October 10th, 2017

Sep
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September Board Meeting

September 8th, 2017

Aug
15th

USFWS Public Scoping Meeting

August 15th, 2017

Aug
14th

USFWS Public Scoping Meeting

August 14th, 2017

Aug
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August Board Meeting

August 8th, 2017

Jul
11th

July Board Meeting

July 11th, 2017

Jul
10th

Public Open House

July 10th, 2017

Jun
28th

Special Board Meeting

June 28th, 2017

Jun
14th

Community Information Meeting

June 14th, 2017

Jun
13th

June Board Meeting

June 13th, 2017

How long have you been a COID patron? Tell us in the comments.Read more

COID is saddened for the passing of longtime patron Gary Timmerman who passed away last month. He was raised a rancher, and after his service in the U.S. Army National Guard as a cook, he returned to the industry as a cattleman, running a ranch in California. Gary was an accomplished pilot and auctioneer.Read more

COID is committed to seeking and implementing energy conservation practices while protecting the environment. COID is proud to partner with Energy Trust of Oregon and their work together to save millions of water annually.Read more

“Proponents of tacking a historic designation onto a section of a Central Oregon Irrigation District canal are back.” A historic destination would prevent COID from being able to pipe and conserve water. “Piping saves water, lots of it, for the Deschutes. That’s good for the spotted frog, for fish, for plants and other animals. And that’s good for the river and for Central Oregon.”Read more

Once COID is fully piped the opportunity for pressurized waters could eliminate the need for 90% of the pumps patrons use to irrigate their farms? Good for farmers and good for environment.Read more

What is an irrigation beat? It's a section of the District that is covered by a patrolman or "ditchrider." Ditchriders manage the flows in their beat - making sure deliveries are efficient!Read more

We love all our 4-H and FFA members. What are you raising for the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center this year?Read more

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!Read more

Did you know from May 1 - 15, the canals are at a 75% flow?Read more

Thank you to Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue for your support! A 2017 study, “Agriculture and Irrigation in Oregon’s Deschutes and Jefferson Counties” by Headwaters Economics, reports that Central Oregon agriculture contributes $274.5 million every year to the local economy.Read more

Curious about something? Feel free to reach out to us at any time with a message right here on Facebook, or call/email our officeRead more

Support regional farmers ... stop by the Bend Farmers Market each Wednesday through October.Read more

On-farm delivery is defined as anything past the point of delivery - including private lateral and on-farm application methods.Read more

Over 500 acres of this crop was planted and harvested in Central Oregon in 2012 Can you name this crop?Read more

Who agrees with us on this one?!Read more

We take water conservation seriously. How can we conserve water? By applying less water to land through the use of more efficient #IrrigationPractices, and by reducing leaks in canals while transporting irrigation water. Water right holders with multiple points of diversion can also conserve water through consolidating where they divert water or through improved efficiency of water storage facilities. Contact us to learn more!Read more

Flumes are used to route water between locations and are a vital component of COID's complex water conveyance system. An old wooden flume was recently replaced with a steel pipe on Young Avenue - take a look at the before and after! Flume replacement significantly reduces the risk of catastrophic failure and enhances COID's ability to transfer water.Read more

Time for a quiz! What is a Flume? a) A chimney b) A structure used to route water from one location to another c) A wooden tool used to dig dirt d) A bird Comment your answers below!Read more

“Tumalo’s project is part of a larger effort to pipe around 35 miles of irrigation canals in the Deschutes Basin over the next two decades, according to Horrell.” “Horrell added that piping projects could also allow irrigation districts to transfer water back and forth. This approach should help districts with junior water rights, which can be forced to draw down Central Oregon’s reservoirs during the heart of irrigation season, according to Horrell. These types of projects, he added, will go a long way toward ensuring that enough water remains in Central Oregon’s waterways to protect species such as the Oregon spotted frog.”Read more

Every day — day in, day out — #farmers around the world think about the Earth. Thank you for your stewardship of our land, our planet, and our home. Happy #EarthDay!Read more

In September of 2016, we released the first phase of a plan to modernize our 100-year-old system. Phase one explored water loss in the main canal system as well as look at potential hydropower opportunities. In conjunction with Farmers Conservation Alliance, with financial support from the Energy Trust of Oregon, we completed a thorough analysis of on-farm, as well as private lateral water loss. So, what’s next? Take a look at our Executive Summary for Preliminary On-Farm Efficiency here: http://bit.ly/2I5fT2M

Oregon students, grades K-6, are invited to submit original artwork about Oregon agriculture for Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom's annual Calendar Art Contest! Every student who submits artwork receives a personalized certificate. The winning 13 students receive $50 and their artwork will be published in the 2018-2019 school-year calendar. We encourage students to use a lot of creativity and color! Oregon students, grades 7-12, are invited to submit artwork for our Young Artist Contest! Only a few weeks left to submit artwork! Deadline is May 9, 2018! Find out more here: http://bit.ly/2GQDqnKRead more

Who's the friendly voice on the other end of the line? It's Charlene Robinson, who joined our team last April. When Charlene isn't at COID, she can be found fishing, camping, and traveling.Read more

Board Memeber Spotlight - meet Tom Burke. Tom is responsible for Division 5, which covers the greater Powell Butte area. Hats off to you, Tom!Read more

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