Oct
18th

Open House at Mt. View High School, Bend

October 18th, 2018

Oct
24th

Open House at Powell Butte Community Center

October 24th, 2018

Nov
13th

November Board Meeting

November 13th, 2018

Dec
11th

December Board Meeting

December 11th, 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

Jan
9th

January Board Meeting

January 9th, 2018

Dec
20th

December Special Board Meeting December 20, 2017

December 20th, 2017

Dec
12th

December Board Meeting

December 12th, 2017

Nov
13th

November Board Meeting

November 13th, 2017

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

Central Oregon's largest corn "maize" at Smith Rock Ranch opens this Saturday in Terrebonne! Did you know Smith Rock Ranch uses Central Oregon Irrigation District water to grow their pumpkins, corn and other crops?Read more

Mark your calendars for the Deschutes Land Trust's annual open house October 25 where they'll celebrate conservation successes, honor outstanding volunteers, and mingle with Land Trust staff and friends. https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/save-the-date-open-house-18Read more

COID's Doug Watson talks about the system improvements happening as we turn a century old.Read more

Happy First Day of Fall! Show us your fall harvest bounty in the comments.Read more

Reminder: please ensure your irrigation water is set-back from the road and within your property boundary. Watering on roads is wasteful and creates significant safety hazards, especially with freezing temperatures. Thank you!

Did you know ... COID is the managing partner in the operation of the 55,000-acre foot Crane Prairie Reservoir, located on the east side of the Central Cascades.Read more

Today this dog got lucky! He fell into the canal in Redmond (by Home Depot) and was swept downstream and then up on to the metal rack. COID Staff, Bobby Baker witnessed the occurrence and called the Redmond Police Department. Officer B. Hamlin was able to retrieve the dog and took him to Brightside Animal Shelter in Redmond. Hopefully, he will be lucky enough to be reunited with his owners. Thanks, Bobby and Officer Hamlin for your efforts!Read more

It's National Farm & Ranch Safety & Health Week. This week we promote safe and healthy practices on farms and ranches. Learn to share the road and keep yourself and workers safe.Read more

Another water saving tip from Oregon State University Extension Service: Want to save water but don’t know if you should stop watering your grass or alfalfa? Opt to water the grass as alfalfa has a larger storage root and can handle drought.Read more

Central Oregon Gardening - Oregon State University Extension Service is looking a few magnificent gardens for the 2019 High Desert Garden Tour. Get in touch if your garden fits the bill.Read more

Here is a water saving tip from Oregon State University Extension Service: Consider limiting your water to your grass and alfalfa fields and pastures to allow it to go dormant. It's best to do it right after harvest, leaving 3-4 inches of growth on the field either if it's haying or grazing. The reasoning is you don't want to wake the plants up at the end of irrigation season to regrow and then put them dormant.Read more

Due to the fact that we are in an extreme drought year, COID will be adjusting season flows. Please note the adjusted schedule is dependent on available water. As of September 15th, we will be reducing flows to 75% and supplementing with stored water. We will continue this delivery until October 1st depending on availability of stored water. On October 1st we will reduce flows to 50%. Under normal conditions, the District would use stored water to supplement seasonal flows to provide 75% of our full season rate. Based on current drought conditions we are not anticipating being able to provide additional water this season. Final shut off will be October 15th. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions about this schedule, please call the office at 541-548-6047. http://coid.org/important-information/Read more

Irrigated farmland generates at least three times as much production as an equivalent area farmed under a dry-land system (a farm, orchard or market garden with no irrigation).Read more

Did you know ... The Cline Falls Power Co purchased the site from the Clines in 1902, and later sold the site to Prineville Light and Water. A few years later it became the property of the Deschutes Power and Irrigation Co, the predecessor of the Central Oregon Irrigation District. The Cline Falls Power Project, first developed between 1907-1912, expanded in 1943 to support the war effort, and operated as hydroelectric facility until 2006. COID in cooperation with local, state and Federal agencies determined that removal of the Cline Falls Dam and other structures, and environmental clean-up of the site would provide the best alternative to improve fish passage and habitat conditions on the Deschutes River at this location.Read more

COID's 3,000-foot piping project in Bend from the Brookswood Bridge heading west was completed this spring. As part of the project, COID partnered with Bend Park & Recreation District to provide a trail connection at the Brookswood Boulevard. An undercrossing links the trail along the canal road and the now buried irrigation pipe to the Deschutes River Trail. Continued improvements will be made along the canal road including new trail surfacing and signs from Blakely Road to the Deschutes River Trail.Read more

Employment Opportunities - Central Oregon Irrigation DistrictRead more

"A Century of Water High Desert. The Central Oregon Water District has been carrying the water for 100 years." Read more on page 72Read more

It's National Wildlife Day. We're doing our part to protect fish with protective screens enabling them to move safely along the Deschutes River.Read more

*1000 homes are powered by 1 MW of hydroelectricity