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May Board Meeting

May 8th, 2018

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June Board Meeting

June 12th, 2018

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July Board Meeting

July 10th, 2018

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August Board Meeting

August 14th, 2018

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September Board Meeting

September 11th, 2018

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October Board Meeting

October 9th, 2018

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November Board Meeting

November 13th, 2018

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December Board Meeting

December 11th, 2018

Apr
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Special Board Meeting

April 20th, 2018

Apr
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April Board Meeting

April 10th, 2018

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March Board Meeting

March 13th, 2018

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February Board Meeting

February 13th, 2018

Jan
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January Board Meeting

January 9th, 2018

Dec
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December Special Board Meeting December 20, 2017

December 20th, 2017

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December Board Meeting

December 12th, 2017

Nov
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November Board Meeting

November 13th, 2017

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Special Board Meeting October 17,2017

October 17th, 2017

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October Board Meeting

October 10th, 2017

Sep
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September Board Meeting

September 8th, 2017

Aug
15th

USFWS Public Scoping Meeting

August 15th, 2017

Aug
14th

USFWS Public Scoping Meeting

August 14th, 2017

Aug
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August Board Meeting

August 8th, 2017

Jul
11th

July Board Meeting

July 11th, 2017

Jul
10th

Public Open House

July 10th, 2017

Jun
28th

Special Board Meeting

June 28th, 2017

Jun
14th

Community Information Meeting

June 14th, 2017

Jun
13th

June Board Meeting

June 13th, 2017

Jun
13th

Emergency Executive Board Meeting June

June 13th, 2017

Flumes are used to route water between locations and are a vital component of COID's complex water conveyance system. An old wooden flume was recently replaced with a steel pipe on Young Avenue - take a look at the before and after! Flume replacement significantly reduces the risk of catastrophic failure and enhances COID's ability to transfer water.Read more

Time for a quiz! What is a Flume? a) A chimney b) A structure used to route water from one location to another c) A wooden tool used to dig dirt d) A bird Comment your answers below!Read more

“Tumalo’s project is part of a larger effort to pipe around 35 miles of irrigation canals in the Deschutes Basin over the next two decades, according to Horrell.” “Horrell added that piping projects could also allow irrigation districts to transfer water back and forth. This approach should help districts with junior water rights, which can be forced to draw down Central Oregon’s reservoirs during the heart of irrigation season, according to Horrell. These types of projects, he added, will go a long way toward ensuring that enough water remains in Central Oregon’s waterways to protect species such as the Oregon spotted frog.”Read more

Every day — day in, day out — #farmers around the world think about the Earth. Thank you for your stewardship of our land, our planet, and our home. Happy #EarthDay!Read more

In September of 2016, we released the first phase of a plan to modernize our 100-year-old system. Phase one explored water loss in the main canal system as well as look at potential hydropower opportunities. In conjunction with Farmers Conservation Alliance, with financial support from the Energy Trust of Oregon, we completed a thorough analysis of on-farm, as well as private lateral water loss. So, what’s next? Take a look at our Executive Summary for Preliminary On-Farm Efficiency here: http://bit.ly/2I5fT2M

Oregon students, grades K-6, are invited to submit original artwork about Oregon agriculture for Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom's annual Calendar Art Contest! Every student who submits artwork receives a personalized certificate. The winning 13 students receive $50 and their artwork will be published in the 2018-2019 school-year calendar. We encourage students to use a lot of creativity and color! Oregon students, grades 7-12, are invited to submit artwork for our Young Artist Contest! Only a few weeks left to submit artwork! Deadline is May 9, 2018! Find out more here: http://bit.ly/2GQDqnKRead more

Who's the friendly voice on the other end of the line? It's Charlene Robinson, who joined our team last April. When Charlene isn't at COID, she can be found fishing, camping, and traveling.Read more

Board Memeber Spotlight - meet Tom Burke. Tom is responsible for Division 5, which covers the greater Powell Butte area. Hats off to you, Tom!Read more

The Instream Lease program refers to the temporary transfer of a water right to protect instream flows. Locally, this program is a cooperative effort between COID, the Deschutes River Conservancy and the Oregon Water Resources Dept, allowing water rights to be temporarily leased back to the #DeschutesRiver in exchange for a designation of beneficial use.Read more

Patrons - have you read the COID patron handbook? This handbook is an educational tool to help you understand district policies and procedures as well as helping you keep your water rights in good standing. Download a copy here: http://bit.ly/2GA4WsPRead more

Meet some of our hardworking staff! Derek Bruce joined the COID team last fall as the CO-2 Patrolman. He manages the water deliveries on the east side of Bend. Derek was born and raised in Central Oregon and enjoys taking advantage of many outdoor adventures. Thanks for all your hard work, Derek!Read more

With the Brookswood Piping Project making local headlines #inBend - you might be wondering what the future of our System Improvement Plan is - and the positive effects the plan will have on our future. Find out here: http://bit.ly/2ttR5xYRead more

Thanks to the Bend Bulletin for the editorial "Progress on Deschutes River flows." "Not enough and not soon enough. Those are the complaints that critics level against the irrigation districts in the Deschutes Basin and the work they are doing to improve flows in the Deschutes River. The complaints will surely come again now that the eight irrigation districts and the city of Prineville have released a new summary of their conservation goals. Rather than beat them up for what they haven’t done, look at what they have done." Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2opwqaCRead more

Have questions or comments? Feel free to reach out to us at anytime with a message right here on Facebook, or call/email our office: http://bit.ly/2owlYhgRead more

Empty canal? Just remember, no water in the canals means the COID crews are busy! Please stay out of the canals for your safety!Read more

How do you handle your water orders and/or shut-off requests? Call our office and ask to be transferred to your Patrolman. You can also order water by clicking this link http://bit.ly/2mUg3Pk and complete the appropriate form.Read more

The DBBC and City of Prineville are working with local, state and federal agencies to reduce potential impacts to species protected by the Endangered Species Act. One of their initiatives is the Deschutes Basin Habitat Conservation Plan. Ready the full article from KTVZ - NewsChannel 21 here: http://bit.ly/2GlTEovRead more

We kicked off #SpringBreak by being a part of Central Oregon Agriculture Field Day! We welcomed hundreds of Central Oregon 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center for a FREE fun-filled day learning about agriculture. We love teaching students about agriculture! http://bit.ly/2GNyq2ERead more

The blue jackets are here! Beginning today through the 26th, please help us welcome over 3,000 FFA members, sponsors and guests from throughout Oregon to the State FFA Convention at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. We'll see you there!Read more

Update on the Brookswood piping project: final pipes are being laid!Read more

The winter season is a great time to review your property and evaluate how you are using irrigation water. We encourage you to be proactive in protecting the water rights on your property. Have questions? We're just a phone call away! 541-548-6047.Read more

Trivia time! How many feet of elevation differential do you think COID has across the District? a) 1,200 feet b) 300 feet c) less than 100 d) 700 feet. Let us know in the comments below! http://bit.ly/1RxivTyRead more

Did you know, the State of Oregon water law specifies a water right must be used beneficially once every five years or it is subject to forfeiture (cancellation). Contact us with questions. http://bit.ly/2owlYhgRead more

Patrons, FYI - the 2018 COID Irrigation Season Start Up is scheduled for the week of April 9th. Please let us know if you have any questions!Read more

*1000 homes are powered by 1 MW of hydroelectricity