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September Board Meeting

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October Board Meeting

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November Board Meeting

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10th
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December Board Meeting

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15th
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July Special Board Meeting

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9th
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July Board Meeting

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24th
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June Special Board Meeting

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11th
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June Board Meeting

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16th
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May Emergency Meeting

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14th
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May Board Meeting

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May Special Meeting

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9th
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April Board Meeting

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26th
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March Special Meeting

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12th
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March Board Meeting

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12th
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February Board Meeting

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10th
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January Board Meeting

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27th
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December Special Board Meeting

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11th
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December Board Meeting

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30th
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November Emergency Board Meeting

Nov
19th
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November Special Board Meeting

Nov
13th
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November Board Meeting

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November Special Board Meeting

Oct
25th
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October Special Board Meeting

Oct
24th
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Open House at Powell Butte Community Center

COID's hydroelectric turbines not only provide a renewable energy source, but the money saved and generated from this clean energy can be used to offset the district’s irrigation modernization projects. Hydro projects also result in the replacement of open canals with new, pressurized systems, eliminating costly pumps, and saving energy for farmers.Read more

Good times at our team pancake breakfast!Read more

Please welcome Christopher Shotwell to the COID team. Christopher joins us as our new PB 1 Patrolman.

Research shows that farmers who employ drip irrigation use about 20% less water than traditional gravity irrigation. Adjusting the amount of water used at different stages of growth and other measures can also help farmers make the most of limited water supplies—and harvest plentiful crops in the midst of a changing climate.Read more

COID's irrigation assessments (bills) are not based on a quantity of water delivered, but on the costs to operate and maintain the delivery system and the District. Please contact us if you have questions about how irrigation assessments are determined. http://coid.org/contact-us/Read more

Congratulations to Doug Watson on his promotion to Hydro Operator and Maintenance position. Doug was formerly the Patrolman for PB4.Read more

Canal safety reminder: Irrigation water is non-potable water and should be considered unsafe for human consumption. Do not use irrigation water for drinking or other domestic purposes such as bathing, showering, dishwashing, cooking or maintaining oral hygiene. Water delivered through the District’s canals and delivery systems is for irrigation purposes only.Read more

Happy Monday! Thanks to COID employee Doug Watson for the photo. Have a good week!Read more

Have a safe Fourth of July!Read more

Mark your calendar for the Deschutes County Youth Livestock Auction on August 3. The auction provides companies and individuals with opportunities to support local 4-H and FFA members by purchasing their animals at the Deschutes County 4-H & FFA Youth Livestock Auction https://deschutescountyyouthlivestockauction.com/Read more

Get your kids gardening! Sign them up for the Central Oregon Gardening - Oregon State University Extension Service Kids in the Garden Workshop. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/events/kids-gardenRead more

We love all our 4-H and FFA members. What are you raising for the Deschutes County Fair this year? Show us in the comments.Read more

COID's two hydroelectric power projects captures the water’s energy and transmits 8.3 megawatts (MW) of clean, carbon-free, renewable power in Deschutes County. This is enough to power up to 8,300 homes! Once the water goes through the facility it is returned to the river. This process saves energy for farmers and conserves water for rivers and wildlife.Read more

We love teaching youth about agriculture! Throwing it back to the Central Oregon Agriculture Field Day put on by Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom. We got to hang out with over 250 elementary students from Bend, Sisters, Powell Butte and Metolius.Read more

It's the first day of summer, and with the warmer, sunnier weather, it's a great time to remind everyone of canal safety. When walking near the canal, the sides can be slick, making it difficult to get out. Please stay safe and keep out of the canals!Read more

Congratulations to Janet Brown on celebrating 25 years of service! Janet initially started as a temporary full-time employee in 1990 and moved to full-time status in 1994. Janet has been the accounting assistant for much of her time at COID. She's been a part of many changes over the years. The most significant being the changeover to computer programs that were developed specifically for the District. When asked why she has stayed with the company so long she said that it is because of the "COID work family" and that she likes the challenges of the job. Janet will be retiring by the end of 2019 and looks forward to not setting an alarm clock and spending more time with her grandkids. Thank you, Janet, for your years of service!Read more

It's National Eat Your Vegetables Day! Don't miss out on the Bend Farmers Market each Wednesday in Downtown Bend.Read more

“Beneficial use” is the use of irrigation water to produce a crop, grass, or landscape areas. This means that the irrigation water will be used on land that has been designated for this purpose — irrigable land, not rock piles, driveways, roadways or under structures.Read more

Oregon's water laws are based on the principle of prior appropriation. Prior appropriation ensures that the first person to obtain a water right has first access to water in times of shortage.Read more

An irrigation diversion is a channel that deflects water from a stream channel for irrigation purposes. Do you know how many diversions we have in COID?Read more

We've been busy sharing our Otto Otter Canal Safety Program to over 1,050 second graders throughout Central Oregon! The best way to be safe from canals is to stay away. It’s not only dangerous for children; it’s hazardous for everyone, including your pets.Read more

Learn how to conserve water in your garden this summer through OSU Extension Service. You can sign up for drip irrigation basics, landscape, and pollinator garden classes. Learn more on their website. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/county/deschutes/eventsRead more

As temperatures start to climb, now is a good time to ensure you've created a defensible space in the event of a wildfire. Defensible space is a buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it. Learn tips at http://www.projectwildfire.orgRead more

Did you know ... A.M. Drake initiated the first water diversion company in Central Oregon, the Pilot Butte Development Company, that also platted and mapped Bend, Oregon.Read more

*1000 homes are powered by 1 MW of hydroelectricity