Central Oregon Irrigation District

1055 SW Lake Ct.
Redmond, OR 97756

Ph: 541-548-6047         Fax:  541-548-0243

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 7am - 4pm

Emergency Contact
541-548-6047

 

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Oregon Spotted Frog Update

August 26, 2015

Two environmental groups are threatening legal action against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and several irrigation districts (Districts) regarding potential harm to the Oregon spotted frog and its habitat in the Deschutes Basin. The Center for Biological Diversity and WaterWatch of Oregon filed separate 60-day Notices of Intent, setting forth their intentions to sue Reclamation for alleged violations of the Endangered Species Act. WaterWatch’s Notice also targets Central Oregon Irrigation District, North Unit Irrigation District, and Tumalo Irrigation District. The environmental groups are calling for Reclamation and the Districts to change operations at three reservoirs, including Crane Prairie, Wickiup, and Crescent Lake, to protect this species and its habitat. Statement by the Deschutes Basin Board of Control regarding the Center for Biological Diversity’s notice of intent to sue the U.S. Read more

Center for Biological Diversity press release, July 21, 2015

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2015/oregon-spotted-frog-07-21-2015.html

 Bend Bulletin newspaper story, July 21, 2015

http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/3355687-151/group-demands-dam-changes-on-deschutes-to-protect?referrer=bullet1

 


Notice to Patrons

COID Drought Statement 4/21/2015

The COID Board of Directors has reviewed the Deschutes Basin water outlook for the 2015 irrigation season and will be taking measures to conserve to the best of our systems’ ability.  We are on alert for potential curtailment towards the latter part of the season (late August/early September) but plan to deliver our normal flows until that time. As a reminder, the State only allows us to deliver natural flows at 3 gpm from April 1 to May 1, 4.5 gpm from May 1 to May 15, and full flow of 6 gpm starting from May 15 to Sept. 15.  

There has been a request made to the Deschutes County Commissioners by another district to declare the Deschutes Basin in a drought year.  Should this occur, we may be required by the State to operate on our current drought management plan.  We will be posting regular updates on our website and notifying our Patrons as the season progresses.


Oregon Water Supply Report

USDA / NRCS Oregon Basin Outlook Report - April 2015


U.S. Drought Monitor (West)