Oct
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October Board Meeting

October 10th, 2017

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14th

November Board Meeting

November 14th, 2017

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12th

December Board Meeting

December 12th, 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

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13th

June Board Meeting

June 13th, 2017

Jun
13th

Emergency Executive Board Meeting June

June 13th, 2017

May
9th

May Board Meeting

May 9th, 2017

Apr
11th

April Board Meeting

April 11th, 2017

Mar
21st

March Special Board Meeting

March 21st, 2017

Mar
14th

March Board Meeting

March 14th, 2017

Feb
14th

February Board Meeting

February 14th, 2017

Jan
30th

January Special Meeting

January 30th, 2017

Jan
16th

January Special Board Meeting

January 16th, 2017

Jan
9th

Board Meeting

January 9th, 2017

Dec
16th

December Emergency Board Meeting

December 16th, 2016

Dec
13th

Board Meeting

December 13th, 2016

Let's talk about the bounty of local harvest and the birth of Taste Local Thursdays. A fall restaurant series sponsored by #HDFFA, and featuring specials made from #CentralOregon ingredients. Kokanee Cafe in Metolius is one such participant. It promises to charm you, from the enchanted pine forest in which it lies, to the enchantment of delicious #CentralOregon ingredients on your plate! This special treat happens this month, Sept. 28th. http://bit.ly/2esUwPDRead more

As the local food movement grows, who's policing the produce? Many cities and states have made commitments to support and promote #FarmToTable food. But few have fraud protections in place to make sure people are eating truly "local." Want to know what's being done about it? Full article here: http://bit.ly/2esQdUFRead more

In regards to the canal modernization plan, much discussion has occured about the option for any micro-hydropower projects in its service area. What are potential benefits of such hydropower? Find out here: http://bit.ly/2hcAJVjRead more

The #FamilyFarmAlliance is a powerful advocate for family #farmers, #ranchers, irrigation districts, and allied industries in 17 Western states. Their 2018 Annual Meeting & Conference is an event you'll want to plan for now. Being held in Reno, NV. on Feb. 22-23, learn how they impact key issues in Congress on irrigated agriculture issues, as well as building coalitions to create powerful alliances in support for irrigated agriculture. Full details: http://bit.ly/2lhSIpVRead more

If spending a beautiful evening at Brasada Ranch while simultaneously supporting #LocalAgriculture sounds like the perfect combo, we've got you covered! On Sunday, Sept. 24th join #HDFFA for a special family dinner celebrating Central Oregon #farmers and #ranchers. Food, cocktails, live music by 'Honey Don't' - and even better - 25% of all sales benefit our community access to fresh & healthy food. Check out the website to get tickets now! http://bit.ly/2esUwPDRead more

In conjuntion with DBBC, our mission is to reponsibly manage our water supplies. This is critical to the families and businesses who rely on us for their water. Therefore, here at COID we are analyzing our entire 100 year old system of canals through a comprehensive System Improvement Plan What is the purpose of this plan? Do you have questions about it? We invite you to read about the plan's overview in its entirety here: http://bit.ly/2u33jLdRead more

Speaking of fish and frogs - join the Coalition for the Deschutes on Tuesday, September 12th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the Brooks Room at the Downtown Bend Library for a discussion about fish and frog species listed under the ESA and how you can participate in the public process. RSVP appreciated: http://bit.ly/2gbZ25wRead more

To many Americans, #LaborDay marks the end of Summer activities and entry into #Fall. To our nation's working families, it means much more. Central Oregon #Farmers and #Ranchers are some of the hardest working families we know, and this day gives us opportunity to pause, reflect and appreciate how their life mission benefits every one of us. We not only applaud them, but here at COID, work hard ourselves to help them to continue to do what they do.Read more

With the onset of September, a new season descends upon #CentralOregon - and like it or not - we accept that change is an inherent part of life. Mentioned last month, one such change is the removal of historical Cline Falls Dam. How does its removal increase river water quality and benefit #wildlife? Watch the video and find out what will be done to pay homage to this century old historical site. http://dbbcirrigation.com/news/Read more

How important is canal safety? Authorities visit schools every year to educate kids on the subject. Kids are reminded never to swim or play in canals, which can lead to fines or arrests. Don't even attempt to retrieve a toy that ends up in the canal, and call 911 for help if your pet falls in. Let's individually do our part to educate our families and friends about #CanalSafety as well, so we can enjoy the remainder of summer here in #CentralOregon to its fullest!Read more

What options are there for mitigating canal seepage losses? Under our System Improvement Plan, we found two: lining our existing canals or replacing the open canals with buried pipe. A 50-year life cycle evaluation helped us choose the best overall option. Read about it here: http://bit.ly/2u33jLdRead more

Located in the middle of 60,000 acres of irrigated crop land lies Central Oregon Agriculture Research Center (COARC) in Madras, OR. Learn how their Experiment Stations are, for one, ensuring stable, productive #agriculture, while protecting natural resources. http://bit.ly/2hctRXTRead more

As residents of Central Oregon, we all have a rare opportunity to make a long-term, positive environmental impact that will protect our river, improve water quality, reduce soil erosion and enhance fish and wildlife habitat - all the while ensuring the Deschutes meets the diverse needs of the community. Find out how your involvement can help benefit our entire community. http://bit.ly/2opwqaCRead more

For over 20 years, Central Oregon Irrigation District and its partners have worked diligently to mitigate low flows in the #DeschutesRiver. During that time, we have achieved great success, improving river flows below Bend in summer months, increasing them from as low as 30 cubic feet per second to an average of 133 cfs. In order to restore flows below Wickiup Reservoir and provide a reliable water supply, Central Oregon Irrigation District and North Unit Irrigation District have entered into agreement to improve winter flows below Wickiup, mitigating impacts to threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, including Oregon spotted frog, and improving river health and water availability in the Deschutes Basin - read the entire article by Craig Horrell from The Bulletin here: http://bit.ly/2ioDhQRRead more

Did you get a chance to view the #Eclipse2017? Here's our staff taking a break and catching a glimpse!Read more

Before you find summer in the rear view mirror, take time to seek out local #agriculture's harvest bounty. Take a peek into beautiful @RainshadowFarms - NE of Sisters - and indulge yourself in a wide array of organic, locally grown food, and feel good about supporting your #LocalAg!Read more

As representatives of the eight irrigation districts that serve Central Oregon’s many ranches and farms, the DBBC wants to create an educational campaign promoting the importance of #agriculture to our region, both economically and culturally. To our patrons, it’s more than just a job; it’s a way of life, one passed down through generations. Click here to help support this noble cause. http://bit.ly/2aV56tDRead more

COID manager & Deschutes River Conservancy board member Craig Horrell enjoyed a fun evening on the river with fellow DRC friends. Thanks Sun Country Raft Tours & Crux for making it a great time!Read more

Are you planning to view the solar eclipse within the path of totality at the Oregon Solar Eclipse event in Madras, Oregon Aug 17-22? There will be NASA provided education, music, food & fun for the whole family. Central Oregon provides the perfect venue for this once in a lifetime experience! More details here: http://bit.ly/2aV56tDRead more

This week, Deschutes conservation planning is picking up. The next phase of the nearly decadelong process of creating a habitat conservation plan for the Deschutes River Basin began yesterday in Bend and Madras. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be hosting a total of four meetings — two in Bend, two in Madras — where members of the public can learn about the process of creating a long-term plan that will meet the needs of #farmers and other #WaterUsers, while also ensuring that the #OregonSpottedFrog and other threatened species living in the basin will be protected in the future. Read the whole article from The Bulletin here: http://bit.ly/2i3dPzRRead more

Sun Country Raft Tours and Crux Fermentation Project are teaming up to Support the Deschutes River Conservancy! Next Wednesday, August 16, experience the thrilling #UpperDeschutesRiver with Sun Country Tours' popular Raft n’ Brew whitewater rafting trips in partnership with Crux and Deschutes River Conservancy. Just $59 per person gets you a ride down the Big Eddie Thriller & beer tasting from Crux - proceeds benefit the DRC! Let's fill the boats! Grab your ticket today before they are gone: http://bit.ly/2uYQLDHRead more

A secondary consideration under Central Oregon Irrigation District's System Improvement Plan is #Hydropower generation. This clean, reneweable & carbon-free form of energy is becoming increasingly important in Cental Oregon. Find out about the potential micro-hydropower options throughout the district's service area: http://bit.ly/2hcAJVjRead more

Thanks for being a part of the Central Oregon Irrigation District community! Share this Page with friends to help more people learn about it.Read more

Hot weather can make cooling off in a Central Oregon canal tempting, and that includes our pets. If your pet jumps in, don't attempt to go in after them - canal currents are extremely misleading and dangerous, with prior fatalities proving this. Instead, call 911 for help, and educate your kids and grandkids on #CanalSafety so you can all treasure your summer memories!Read more

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