Mar
26th
'19

March Special Meeting

Apr
9th
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April Board Meeting

May
14th
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May Board Meeting

Jun
11th
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June Board Meeting

Mar
12th
'19

March Board Meeting

Feb
12th
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February Board Meeting

Jan
10th
'19

January Board Meeting

Dec
27th
'18

December Special Board Meeting

Dec
11th
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December Board Meeting

Nov
30th
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November Emergency Board Meeting

Nov
19th
'18

November Special Board Meeting

Nov
13th
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November Board Meeting

Nov
1st
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November Special Board Meeting

Oct
25th
'18

October Special Board Meeting

Oct
24th
'18

Open House at Powell Butte Community Center

Oct
18th
'18

Open House at Mt. View High School, Bend

Oct
9th
'18

October Board Meeting

Sep
26th
'18

Open House at Mt. View High School, Bend

Sep
25th
'18

September Special Board Meeting

Sep
11th
'18

September Board Meeting

Aug
29th
'18

August Special Board Meeting

Aug
27th
'18

Open House

Aug
22nd
'18

August Special Board Meeting

Aug
14th
'18

August Board Meeting

Check out this drone footage of Central Oregon Irrigation District, North Unit Irrigation District and Tumalo Irrigation District piping their districts in an effort to conserve water. IwAR1kY6X3kHZ1rNIX24I7NNSFT31zp

COID's Deputy Managing Director, Shon Rae, is a member of the second Resource Education and Agricultural Leadership Program, or REAL Oregon. REAL Oregon was established in 2017 with a curriculum tailored to Oregon agriculture and natural resources. Classes consist of 30 members who travel to five locations across the state, learning about local industries to get a fuller picture of the agricultural economy.Read more

The 2019 Irrigation Season Start Up is scheduled for the week of April 8th. Please note, COID delivers water on a ramp-up and ramp-down schedule. Flows will run at 50% from April 8th-April 30th. Flows will gradually increase (ramp up) at the beginning of the season and ramp down toward the end of the season. Have questions? Please call 541- 548-6047Read more

Watch this short documentary on the history of irrigation in the Deschutes Basin and the legacy of former Deschutes Basin Watermaster, Bob Main. Bob Main was Watermaster and then Regional Manager at the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) for twenty-two years during a time of dramatic change in perception about water management in the region. Bob passed away in June of 2013, but his ideas and passion live on. https://bit.ly/2H8pZ5LRead more

Check out COID farmer, Matt Lisignoli of Smith Rock Ranch!Read more

Please help us welcome Brad Clarno to COID's board of directors. Brad covers Division 4, the greater Alfalfa area. For over 18 years, Brad has been the owner/manager of a beef cow and calf operation, in addition to growing/harvesting hay in the Alfalfa area. Before retiring in 2014, Brad was employed by a Fortune 500 communications company for 40 years providing print management and digital products and services to businesses and state government agencies. He is a member of Oregon Cattlemen’s Association; and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and a mentor for the Boys and Girls Club. Brad told us "It's an honor to represent the Alfalfa patrons on the COID board. I hope that my farming/ranching and business experiences can be used to assist COID with developing and implementing innovative ways to ensure all stakeholders using the Deschutes River water can depend on it today and into the future.Read more

Fun Friday's at COIDRead more

Why piping? The main Pilot Butte Canal has a total loss of 50,625 acre feet of water. That's equivalent to 16 billion gallons of water! We live in a drought-prone region, which is faced with increasing demands on limited water supply. The question becomes why wouldn't we pipe when we can save billions of gallons of water and support a healthy Deschutes River? Learn more about this important conservation project by visiting https://bit.ly/2Eyjib6Read more

Check out Central Oregon Irrigation District's new video. Thank you to Smith Rock Ranch and Coalition for the Deschutes for being a part of our video! The District is committed to conserving our precious water resource to benefit the Deschutes River, farmers, and our community. We invite you to check out and share our new video.Read more

Interested in learning ways to improve how you manage your acreage or considering buying property? Don't forget the Living on a Few Acres Conference is this weekend! Sign up and get more details. https://bit.ly/2H4cZhpRead more

COID is in the first phase of the Pilot Butte Canal Piping. The canal stretches 25 miles between Smith Rock and Bend delivers water to 17,338 acres of land. That's equivalent to 13,112 football fields of farm land!Read more

After a slow start, Oregon's snowpack is back in good shape.Read more

Get registered for the Living on a Few Acres Conference event at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center on March 9. Visit their website for more details. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/events/living-few-acres-conferenceRead more

Congrats to John Hargrove who is celebrating 25 years at COID. John is a patrolman for PB-2 area which encompasses the west side of Redmond. Thanks for all your years of service. Check out this video John shot during the last stock water run.Read more

This is one way to fill a canal! Show us your snow pics!Read more

In today’s acrimonious political climate, it’s rare to read stories about public and private entities working together for the common good — particularly when it comes to the environment and limited natural resources.This is one of those stories.In 2015, Hood River-based Farmers Conservation A...Read more

Have a question or concern regarding your irrigation? Please call us! 541-548-6047.Read more

DUE TO WEATHER, OUR OFFICE WILL BE ON A SNOW DELAY TODAY.

THE CENTRAL OREGON CANAL STOCK RUN FEBRUARY 25-28, 2019 HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER.

Trivia Friday: What's the estimated gallons of water saved by piping the Pilot Butte Canal from Smith Rock to Bend? a) 15 billion gallons b) 16 billion gallons c) 10 billion gallonsRead more

Guest column from Greg Walden in The BulletinRead more

Piping is critical for a modern irrigation district. During the irrigation season, COID loses up to 50% of the water traveling through open canals to evaporation and seepage. By piping the Pilot Butte Canal the District can conserve a significant portion of this water to benefit fish and wildlife in the Deschutes River ecosystem, support sustainable agriculture, save farmers money and help Central Oregon better manage its water resources for the future.Read more

Working for Fish and Wildlife Restoring fish and wildlife habitat in Central Oregon's rivers is hard work. It's not for everyone, especially those who prefer...Read more

Stuart Keyte Celebrates 25 Years with COID! Stuart began his career at COID as a part-time employee in July of 1993. Four months later he became a full-time employee. Prior to joining COID, Stuart’s background and education was in security and administration. He was hired as a ditch rider to patrol the Terrebonne area, and then later the Lone Pine area. Fourteen years ago, he transitioned to the maintenance team. During his career, Stuart has jumped at every opportunity to learn a new skill, take a class or receive training. Stuart is known for having the skills and knowledge to work any aspect of water delivery and maintenance. He says he enjoys the change in pace from water season to maintenance season, as well as the challenge and diversity of the job. Above all, he likes the team atmosphere and appreciates that COID has become family. Stuart, thank you for being a part of COID’s team and for your service!Read more

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