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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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December Board Meeting

December 11th, 2018

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August Board Meeting

August 14th, 2018

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August Special Board Meeting

August 7th, 2018

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July Board Meeting

July 10th, 2018

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June Board Meeting

June 12th, 2018

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May Board Meeting

May 8th, 2018

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April Special Board Meeting

April 20th, 2018

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April Board Meeting

April 10th, 2018

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March Board Meeting

March 13th, 2018

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February Board Meeting

February 13th, 2018

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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

Oct
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Special Board Meeting October 17,2017

October 17th, 2017

Oct
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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
8th

August Board Meeting

August 8th, 2017

Jul
11th

July Board Meeting

July 11th, 2017

What is an acre-foot? The amount of water required to cover one acre to a depth of one foot. An acre-foot equals 326,851 gallons, or 43,560 cubic feet.Read more

Are you using a center pivot irrigation system? Show us your system! Thanks to Ditchrider Doug Watson for the beautiful photo!Read more

Check your nozzles for wear and replace or downsize where possible.Read more

Do you know what rate of discharge means? In hydrology, discharge is the volumetric flow rate of water that is transported through a given cross-sectional area.Read more

Notify your ditchrider if you are not going to take your irrigation. Need to contact your ditchrider? Call us at 541-548-6047Read more

Share the road safely this summer! Browse the Oregon Farm Bureau.Read more

If you are on a rotation schedule it is critical you follow the scheduleRead more

In honor of the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, we want to throw it back to 1988. Can you guess this COID employee who had the 4-H Grand Champion Market Lamb and was featured in the Central Oregon Rancher magazine?Read more

The Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo kicks off today! COID wishes all the 4-H and FFA members all the best!Read more

See you at the Deschutes County 4-H & FFA Youth Livestock Auction this Saturday!Read more

Manage your water by preventing pooling and runoff onto neighboring properties and into borrow ditches.Read more

The Deschutes County Fair starts this week! What's your favorite part ...rides, food, animals? Let us know below.Read more

Pilot Butte Canal Notice Monday 7/30/18: We are still experiencing mechanical problems that are affecting the flow of water on the Pilot Butte Canal that runs from the north end of Bend though Redmond and Terrebonne. It is continuing to cause fluctuation and reduction of flows. We have a crew on site working on the problem and hope to have it fixed soon. Check back here for updates on this issue. If you have any questions, please call our office.

Have a question or concern regarding your irrigation? Please call us! 541-548-6047Read more

UPDATE: Repairs have been completed and operations have been returned to normal. It will take a couple of days for canal flows to level out, so you may continue to see fluctuation as a result. We will be monitoring this very closely. Pilot Butte Canal Notice: We are currently experiencing mechanical problems that are affecting the flow of water on the Pilot Butte Canal that runs from the north end of Bend though Redmond and Terrebonne. It is causing fluctuation and reduction of flows. We have a crew on site working on the problem and hope to have it fixed today. If you have any questions, please call our office.

With temperatures climbing, now is a good time to make sure you are conserving water! Throughout the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing conservation tips. First up, trees consume large amounts of water. For example, a 12” diameter juniper tree can consume 30 – 40 gallons of water per day. This is water that should be flowing downstream to the next user. Consider removing trees and shrubs along the ditch bank through your property.Read more

Do you know what this item is and how it was used? The Fresno Scraper is a machine pulled by horses used for constructing canals and ditches in sandy soil. The design of the Fresno Scraper forms the basis of most modern earthmoving scrapers, having the ability to scrape and move a quantity of soil, and also to discharge it at a controlled depth, thus quadrupling the volume which could be handled manually.Read more

Over 100 years ago, settlers of Central Oregon built 627 miles of basalt lined canals to serve irrigators. While these canals were vital to the settlement and development of the region, they result in approximately 50 percent seepage loss. Thus, irrigation districts using the open canals must withdraw nearly double the amount of water needed to compensate for the seepage loss.Read more

Thinking of our friends and fellow farmers in Wasco & Sherman Counties. “I've heard that some people have lost literally everything. ... You've got two years' worth of effort that's coming down to a two-week harvest, and all your time and care and effort for the land is wasted."Read more

Water Safety Month Tip: Personal flotation devices are critical when it comes to water safety.Read more

Trivia Time: What's a lateral?Read more

Here are some water safety tips for pets to keep in mind this summer. Since it’s not safe to let dogs swim in the canals, get them out into the river! Chose a quiet, shallow spot in the water if the dog is new to swimming and keep them on a leash to help them learn how to swim.Read more

What is "Hydropower?" Hydropower is power that is generated from moving water. COID currently has two hydropower locations and produce enough clean energy for approximately 3,300 homes.Read more

Monitor kids in the water and if they're new to swimming, keep a life jacket available.Read more

*1000 homes are powered by 1 MW of hydroelectricity