Sep
26th

Open House at Mt. View High School, Bend

September 26th, 2018

Oct
9th

October Board Meeting

October 9th, 2018

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

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
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August Special Board Meeting

August 7th, 2018

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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

Oct
17th

Special Board Meeting October 17,2017

October 17th, 2017

Oct
10th

October Board Meeting

October 10th, 2017

Sep
8th

September Board Meeting

September 8th, 2017

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

Have a fun and relaxing Labor Day!Read more

COID has conducted several piping projects on its canals and laterals over the decades with the Bureau of Reclamation. The most recent project was 3,000 feet of the irrigation canal from the Brookswood Bridge heading west in Bend. Piping this portion of the canal restores 5 cubic feet per second (cfs) to the Deschutes River.Read more

Show us your summer farming photos in the comments!Read more

Once COID is piped and pressurized, the cost to farmers converting from flood irrigation to more efficient irrigation practices, like drip or sprinklers, has the potential to decrease by 50%.Read more

With the warmer, sunnier weather, it's a great reminder to be safe around canals. 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

Did you know .. shovels, dynamite, horses, & a lot of manpower built our canals 100 years ago!Read more

Despite smoky conditions farming continues.Read more

Excited to announce Kelley Hamby has been promoted to Operations Manager.Read more

COID operates two main canals using water from the Deschutes River. The Central Oregon Canal (COC) serves the areas of Alfalfa, Bend and Powell Butte; and the Pilot Butte Canal (PBC) serves the areas of Bend, Redmond and Terrebonne; both are mainly unlined canals running water through heavily fractured basalt. COID and its partners have made significant investments toward piping the canals; however, nearly 160 miles of the canals remain open and warrant piping improvements.Read more

Water issues downriver in Jefferson County affect those upriver, too, impacting the economy, recreation and foodRead more

COID Trivia ... how many diversions does COID have? Answer below.Read more

Conserve water by checking all pipes for leakage.Read more

*1000 homes are powered by 1 MW of hydroelectricity