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Spotlight on our Board Members - meet Bob Borlen! He is the director of Division 4, which covers the greater Alfalfa area. Thank you Bob, for your hard work and devotion in fulfilling our mission here in #CentralOregon! http://bit.ly/2lzPrrBRead more

Check out this aging irrigation flume located on Young Avenue. The wooden flume is used to route water from one location to another. The aging wood is deteriorating and in the event it fails water would not be delivered to COID's patrons. We are replacing this flume with a steel pipe this winter. This is a great example of the aging infrastructure of a 100-year-old system!Read more

We want to answer your questions regarding the Deschutes Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (DBHCP). What is this plan's mission? What are public concerns? How will this plan address them? Initiated in 2009, the DBHCP is a multi-species plan designed to improve and enhance fish & wildlife habitat conditions and enable the Districts and City to continue to supply water for irrigation and municipal purposes throughout #CentralOregon. If you are among those who have questions, we'd like to hear. Find the 2018 Update article here: http://bit.ly/2npA2IVRead more

We are committed to seeking and implementing #EnergyConservation practices while protecting the environment. We look for innovative ways to reduce power costs, which in turn reduce the cost of water to farmers. We are proud to partner with Energy Trust of Oregon. See how this noble organization is leading the way to better living with affordable clean energy. http://bit.ly/2rUfWenRead more

We love being a part of our local community here in #CentralOregon! Recently, we hosted a tour of the Central Oregon Canal diversion and the Siphon Power Project #hydroelectric facility for the students of the Powell Butte Community Charter School. A big thanks for coming out to the tour!Read more

Top honors were awarded to the City of Prineville at the 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards! The Wetlands Project saved the city tens of millions of dollars and was recognized for "providing both an affordable solution that protects the environment and the community with valuable lessons in conservation and stewardship." Congrats! Full article here: http://bit.ly/2nosI02Read more

Sure, the mild 2018 winter made for easy navigating. How have our Deschutes Basin water levels fared so far? The numbers are out, and you can take a look in this recently published USDA Water Supply Outlook report. http://bit.ly/2Exu42eRead more

Deschutes County inmates have been busy this week helping clean up land where homeless camps were set up on COID property for the past several years. In the first day, 5 trailer loads were removed. Crews are back at it today. Thank you Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Oregon!Read more

Check out these giant sinkholes we discovered while working on the Brookswood Piping Project on the Central Oregon Canal. These sinkholes are a prime example of #CentralOregonGeology, what happens underground, and why approximately 50% of water is lost in open canals. Piping projects like this eliminate the possibility of the canal collapsing and causing major damage via flooding.Read more

Earlier this week, we hosted a tour of the Brookswood Piping Project. Many thanks to Bill Moseley - Bend City Councilor, Mike Tripp - Trout Unlimited, & Gail Snyder - Coalition for the Deschutes, for attending. Would you like to tour the project? Come see firsthand what it takes to pipe 3,000’ of a 100 year old open canal. We are currently offering tours on 2/15 at 3pm, or on 2/20 at 4pm. The tour is free, but RSVP is required. Please sign up to attend here: http://bit.ly/2sfRt3qRead more

Coming up this month! On February 22 & 23, 2018 the El Dorado Resort Casino in Reno, NV will host the @FamilyFarmAlliance Annual Conference. "One year in, where are we going and what has changed with Western water?" Event and registration info: http://bit.ly/2nsLFPdRead more

We are excited to be partnering with Bend Park & Recreation District to develop a trail crossing and walking/biking trails! The crossing and associated trail will dovetail with the irrigation district’s $5 million effort to replace a 3,000-foot section of canal with underground pipe in southwest Bend, which broke ground last month. Read the full article from The Bulletin here: http://bit.ly/2BIBfDERead more

Last week, we had a retirement party for Lynn Shores, who worked for the district as a ditch rider on the Pilot Butte Canal for 21 years. Thank you for all your hard work and service to the community, Lynn!Read more

Another reminder that the Central Oregon Farm Fair & Trade Show is happening in two days! The event is on Wednesday & Thursday, February 7-8, 2018, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. With our own Craig Horrell as guest speaker, this is an opportunity for local #farmers and #ranchers to get updates on issues affecting #agriculture; hear reports on local research efforts; and receive two to four hours of pesticide applicator recertification credit. It’s also the chance to visit with neighbors while checking out new farm equipment, products and services from more than 30 vendors. We look forward to seeing you all there! Event info: http://bit.ly/2npsDcsRead more

Coming up - next week is the 38th Annual Central Oregon Farm Fair and Trade Show at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds! This two day event will be on Wednesday and Thursday, February 7-8, 2018. On Wednesday, COID's very own Craig Horrell will be a featured speaker. Click here for full event details and we'll see you there! http://oregonstate.edu/dept/coarc/central-oregon-farm-fair-and-trade-showRead more

Water is the lifeblood of #agriculture. Farming and ranching play critical roles in #CentralOregon's development, and agriculture continues to contribute to the region's economy through job creation, capital investment and reliable economic activity. Farmers markets in Bend & Tumalo, to internationally competitive farms in Madras, Redmond and Terrebonne are just a few important reasons we seek to improve our canal system. http://bit.ly/2yNWmPpRead more

Avion Water Company, owned and operated by Jan Wick and his family, has partnered with the Deschutes River Conservancy to create the Blue Water Program. What exactly is this program and what are its benefits locally? Read about it here on the DRC website: http://bit.ly/2ClC8C6Read more

We're hard at work on the Brookswood Piping Project! If you haven't taken a look at the broader spectrum of our #SystemImprovementPlan, you can do so here: http://bit.ly/2m1rvgPRead more

Responsibly managing our water supplies is not only important to the families and businesses who rely on us for their water, but essential for long-term sustainability of #CentralOregon's natural resources. Thus, our goal to modernize our canal system. Do you personally have questions about this plan? We'd like to hear them! http://bit.ly/2m1rvgPRead more

"Central Oregon shouldn’t slow down a minute on piping irrigation canals. Piping keeps more water in the #DeschutesRiver." Read the entire editorial from the Bend Bulletin here: http://bit.ly/2DvEiwqRead more

In a nutshell, what is the purpose of the System Improvement Plan (SIP)? 1. Evalute the district's primary & secondary canal systems. 2. Develop a mitigation plan for the seepage losses. 3. Analyze the opportunities to deliver pressurized water to its patrons. 4. Evaluate hydro power opoportunities while delivering pressurized water. More details on this plan: http://bit.ly/2u33jLdRead more

#Irrigators aim to restore transfers of stored water among reservoirs and to instream uses #inOregon with an upcoming bill. Oregon water regulators have apparently stopped allowing the transfer of stored water among reservoirs, which irrigators hope will be rectified with upcoming legislation. The problem was recently encountered by the Tumalo Irrigation District, which aimed to transfer storage water rights to enhance habitat for the threatened Oregon spotted frog and improve the function of its water distribution system. More from Capital Press here: http://bit.ly/2DleXoNRead more

We're excited to invite you to join the Coalition for the Deschutes on Tuesday, January 30th, for a showing of the new film, United by Water. United by Water tells the story of the inspiring journey undertaken by Upper Columbia tribal communities to Kettle Falls, the fishing site of their ancestors, for the first time in 80 years. It is a story about the tribes’ reconnection with their traditions and heritage, and with the river that was once so integral to their way of life. Kettle Falls is now the site of the Grand Coulee Dam. In 1940, the tribes held a Ceremony of Tears to mark the final time they saw Kettle Falls before it was drowned. When: Tuesday, January 30th. Doors open at 5:30 pm; program begins at 6:30 pm Where: Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room, 901 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, 97702 What: Film and panel discussion For more information and to register, click here: http://bit.ly/2DgPlt9 Panelists are: D.R. Michel - Executive Director, Upper Columbia United Tribes John Sirois - Committee Coordinator, Upper Columbia United Tribes Elke and Alysia Littleleaf - Warm Springs tribal members, Littleleaf Guide Services Gary Lewis - writer, photographer, show host, Gary Lewis OutdoorsRead more

In our quest to provide reliable and efficient water delivery to our patrons, we would like to give a 'hat's off' to our patrolmen. The District employs them to oversee the delivery of irrigation water. These patrolmen serve a particular portion of the district, delivering water to users and taking daily water readings. We appreciate their dedication and hard work! http://bit.ly/2lvJWKhRead more

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