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May Board Meeting

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11th
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June Board Meeting

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July Board Meeting

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13th
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August Board Meeting

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10th
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September Board Meeting

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11th
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October Board Meeting

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12th
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November Board Meeting

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10th
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December Board Meeting

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9th
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April Board Meeting

Mar
26th
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March Special Meeting

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12th
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March Board Meeting

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12th
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February Board Meeting

Jan
10th
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January Board Meeting

Dec
27th
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December Special Board Meeting

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11th
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December Board Meeting

Nov
30th
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November Emergency Board Meeting

Nov
19th
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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
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October Special Board Meeting

Oct
24th
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Open House at Powell Butte Community Center

Oct
18th
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Open House at Mt. View High School, Bend

Oct
9th
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October Board Meeting

Sep
26th
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Open House at Mt. View High School, Bend

Sep
25th
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September Special Board Meeting

Sep
11th
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September Board Meeting

Aug
29th
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August Special Board Meeting

Aug
27th
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Open House

Happy Earth Day!Read more

Congratulations to our Deputy Managing Director, Shon Rae, for participating in and completing REAL Oregon! Real Oregon is a professional development program that exposes a cross- section of individuals from Oregon’s natural resource communities to the diversity of Oregon’s geography, economy and cultures through a series of five statewide sessions.Read more

Today’s farmer grows twice as much food as his or her parents did – using less land, energy, water and fewer emissions. Source: United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Council of AmericaRead more

Did you know Energy Trust of Oregon offers rebates on irrigation hardware and can calculate incentives for pump and irrigation system upgrades to help realize energy-related savings on your farm? Learn more on their website. https://www.energytrust.org/incentives/agriculture-sprinklers-nozzles-and-gaskets/Read more

Thanks to the Redmond Spokesman for the "flashback" to 75 years ago! April 13, 1944 — Ditch Pollution Violation of Law Pollution of irrigation ditches running through Redmond is a violation of the law, and any person found throwing refuse in the ditches will be prosecuted. This warning has been issued by Chief of Police Athel Dudley and C.E. Hutchens, representative of the state department of agriculture. Great difficulty is being encountered in cleaning out the C.O.I. ditches in town, as children area throwing rubbish back into the ditches, in some places as fast as they are cleaned. The cooperation of parents will be appreciated in helping to remedy the situation, officials of the district say.Read more

COID delivers water on a ramp-up and ramp-down schedule beginning this month. Flows will gradually ramp-up at the beginning of the season.Read more

We had a blast flipping & serving pancakes (and bacon of course!) in Powell Butte yesterday! Thanks to everyone who joined us!Read more

Great article from Successful Farming with ideas on how to recycle your water. Read more on their website. https://www.agriculture.com/crops/conservation/h2o-recyclingRead more

Central Oregon Irrigation District 's efficiency upgrades to the century-old irrigation infrastructure will mean water savings of almost 27 billion gallons annually. For comparison sake that's equivalent to 215 billion pints of beer!Read more

The National Park Service has announced the Central Oregon Canal Historic District (Ward Road-Gosney Road Segment) has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Central Oregon Canal Historic District is an approximately 3.5-mile long stretch of the approximately 40-mile Central Oregon Canal, a historically significant structure built in the early years of the twentieth century. Together with the Pilot Butte Canal, the Central Oregon Canal provided water to the farms and ranches of central Oregon, turning the land from an arid desert landscape to the highly-productive, irrigated agricultural land it is today, dramatically influencing the historical development and fortunes of the central Oregon area, and playing significant roles in the foundation and growth of the cities there, including Bend and Redmond, among many others. For these reasons, the Central Oregon Canal Historic District was nominated for listing in the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in the areas of Exploration and Settlement, Agriculture. Learn more the nomination and process ...Read more

Just a reminder that irrigation season starts today!Read more

What is a water right? A water right gives you permission and an obligation to beneficially irrigate a very specific area (generally measured in acres). The District and the State of Oregon maintain detailed records of what lands can be irrigated. COID water rights have priority dates of 1900 and 1907. A water right remains valid as long as an irrigator beneficially uses the water at least one year out of every five years. Questions about beneficial use? Call us at 541-548-6047.Read more

Approximately $75 million in federal funding has been set aside to help conserve water diverted from the Deschutes River basin. $25 million of this federal funding will be used to pipe phase one of the COID's Pilot Butte Canal. Thanks to Senator Merkley for his help in securing funding from the U.S. Senate Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Efforts are underway to secure additional federal funding for future conservation projects. https://bit.ly/2CvlwGQRead more

“Shon Rae, deputy managing director for Central Oregon Irrigation District, said the district will begin diverting water on April 8, and she’s confident there will be plenty of water for its approximately 3,600 customers.”Read more

Are you dreaming of fresh produce from your garden? Now is a great time to clear and prepare beds for spring planting! A great way to get started is by clearing the area of any debris and weeds and incorporating a 3- to 4-inch layer of compost or rotted manure.Read more

Online webinars are a convenient way to learn about topics pertinent to your farm business or family situation. The MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture, a project of the University of Maryland Extension, offers Wednesday Webinars the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at noon EST. The webinars are free and open to anyone, but participants must register online. https://bit.ly/2H43MpcRead more

Congratulations to the Redmond FFA Chapter!Read more

Spring is here and it's time to get ready for irrigation season. Pipes and hoses should be checked for foreign matter. Rodents often cause blockages and foreign objects could cause severe damage to the drive units of traveling irrigators if allowed to pass through the system.Read more

We are identifying ways patrons can better conserve water on farm. Once the District is piped and pressurized water is available, farmers will have a strong incentive to convert less-efficient systems, like flood irrigation, and pipe private lateral lines to to ensure effective delivery.

It's the first day of Spring which means fresh fruits and veggies will soon be available! Comment with your favorite springtime treats!Read more

“Piping Central Oregon’s open-air canals, some of which are nearly a century old, has been a key strategy for saving water throughout the Deschutes Basin. On average, about half of the water diverted into Central Oregon’s canals for farmers is lost to evaporation or seepage.”Read more

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.Read more

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

*1000 homes are powered by 1 MW of hydroelectricity