Nov
19th

November Special Board Meeting

November 19th, 2018

Dec
11th

December Board Meeting

December 11th, 2018

Nov
13th

November Board Meeting

November 13th, 2018

Oct
25th

October Special Board Meeting

October 25th, 2018

Oct
24th

Open House at Powell Butte Community Center

October 24th, 2018

Oct
18th

Open House at Mt. View High School, Bend

October 18th, 2018

Oct
9th

October Board Meeting

October 9th, 2018

Sep
26th

Open House at Mt. View High School, Bend

September 26th, 2018

Sep
25th

September Special Board Meeting

September 25th, 2018

Sep
11th

September Board Meeting

September 11th, 2018

Aug
29th

August Special Board Meeting

August 29th, 2018

Aug
27th

Open House

August 27th, 2018

Aug
22nd

August Special Board Meeting

August 22nd, 2018

Aug
14th

August Board Meeting

August 14th, 2018

Aug
7th

August Special Board Meeting

August 7th, 2018

Jul
10th

July Board Meeting

July 10th, 2018

Jun
12th

June Board Meeting

June 12th, 2018

May
8th

May Board Meeting

May 8th, 2018

Apr
20th

April Special Board Meeting

April 20th, 2018

Apr
10th

April Board Meeting

April 10th, 2018

Mar
13th

March Board Meeting

March 13th, 2018

Feb
13th

February Board Meeting

February 13th, 2018

The Central Oregon Canal diversion is south of the city limits of Bend. The canal runs from its diversion on the Deschutes River through the Siphon Power Plant and produces 5.5 megawatts of electricity.Read more

What does an acre look like?Read more

Special thanks to our COID Veterans on this Veteran's Day: Bob Schinkel – Army, Stuart Keyte – Marines & Doug Watson – Navy. We're grateful for your service and the service of all veterans.Read more

Oregon’s water laws are based on the principle of prior appropriation. This means the first person to obtain a water right on a stream is the last to be shut off in times of low streamflows. For more information visit https://www.oregon.gov/OWRD/WRDPublications1/aquabook.pdfRead more

Why were canals built? To get water to farms and encourage people to move west. We've come a long way in 100 years!Read more

Here is the winter stock-run schedule for the Pilot Butte Canal and the Central Oregon Canal. Let us know if you have any questions!Read more

Headgates control the flow of water through ditches and canals that serve water users throughout Oregon.Read more

COID's Juniper Ridge Hydro Project is a nationally recognized water conservation project, noted for the cooperation of farm and fish interests. The amount of water that goes into the Deschutes River, for fish, equals 11 Olympic swimming pools per day - 11 per day.Read more

Happy Halloween! Hope everyone has a safe night!Read more

WATER CONSERVATION Underground Pipes May Replace Inefficient Canals Wickiup Reservoir was constructed to collect water in order to irrigate nearby agricultural areas - but with the reservoir less than 1 percent full water conservation efforts have become even more urgent. Central Oregon Daily's Brian Jennings has more on how Central Oregon's largest irrigation district is doing its part to try and conserve water.Read more

Congratulations to past Bend FFA member Shae Booster on being elected as one of six students elected to the national FFA officer team! Way to represent Central Oregon! http://www.capitalpress.com/Oregon/20181029/osu-student-elected-to-national-ffa-officer-team?utm_source=Capital+Press&utm_campaign=7b37f86462-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_29_05_48&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3bfe2c1612-7b37f86462-241523254Read more

As of September 2017, farmers had enrolled more than 23 million acres of their land in the Conservation Reserve Program, a voluntary program that aims to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality and maintain fish and wildlife habitat. By working together, farmers are finding a balance between growing and producing food, as well as responsibly preserving water and land, without threatening wildlife habitat or agriculture.Read more

It's National Pumpkin Day! Please show us your carved pumpkin in the comments!Read more

It's National Food Day. What have been some of the ways you've prepared seasonal veggies this fall?Read more

Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA) is about our partnership with Trout Unlimited and other stakeholders to preserve the Deschutes River. Read more on their website.Read more

Raise your AG IQ at Smith Rock Ranch! Don’t miss meeting baby Holstein calves from Poland Organic Dairy and sampling Eberhard's new organic milk!Read more

We are honored to be recognized for our conservation efforts!Read more

Seepage occurs when the quantity of water returned to the original source after utilization is diminished by loss during transport (such as leaky canals).Read more

Look at how much can grow on one acre!Read more

It's National Farmer Day. We're grateful for all the hard work that goes into growing our food.Read more

In honor of fall and all things pumpkin, is a pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable? Thank you Smith Rock Ranch for the photo!Read more

The goal of Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA) is to save billions of water, generate renewable energy, invest in rural economies and more. Learn more about them on their website.Read more

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Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for our open house at Mountain View High School. We enjoyed sharing our plans for improving our 100 year old canal system. The piped system will support sustainable agriculture and conserve water to benefit fish, wildlife and the river.Read more

*1000 homes are powered by 1 MW of hydroelectricity