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December Board Meeting

December 11th, 2018


November Special Board Meeting

November 19th, 2018


November Board Meeting

November 13th, 2018


October Special Board Meeting

October 25th, 2018


Open House at Powell Butte Community Center

October 24th, 2018


Open House at Mt. View High School, Bend

October 18th, 2018


October Board Meeting

October 9th, 2018


Open House at Mt. View High School, Bend

September 26th, 2018


September Special Board Meeting

September 25th, 2018


September Board Meeting

September 11th, 2018


August Special Board Meeting

August 29th, 2018


Open House

August 27th, 2018


August Special Board Meeting

August 22nd, 2018


August Board Meeting

August 14th, 2018


August Special Board Meeting

August 7th, 2018


July Board Meeting

July 10th, 2018


June Board Meeting

June 12th, 2018


May Board Meeting

May 8th, 2018


April Special Board Meeting

April 20th, 2018


April Board Meeting

April 10th, 2018

Can you name two crops irrigation water is used for in Central Oregon?Read more

Part one of a new series of stories that investigates how the business community is creating solutions to climate change. Every summer day in r...Read more

Browse through our 20-year capital plan we've created to serve as our roadmap for working with partners and securing crucial funding to conserve water.Read more

Did you know you can manage your water from our website? You can order water, report a problem and more next irrigation season.Read more

COID employs patrolmen who oversee the delivery of irrigation water. These patrolmen serve assigned areas of the district. During irrigation season they deliver water to users and taking daily water readings. In the winter they stay busy with maintenance projects! Do you know your patrolman?Read more

Just two months into the new water year, Oregon is already lagging behind in precipitation and snowpack across much of the state, deepening concerns about another difficult drought year in 2019. Snowpack is critical for farmers, ranchers and fisheries in the West, because it acts as a natural reservoir for water to gradually replenish streams and reservoirs into summer. Article via Capital PressRead more

Congrats to Bend-Area student, Grace Darlak of Carden Cascade Academy. Grace designed a sculpture out of recycled materials for the Expressing Agriculture through Art program through Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom. Grace's art inspiration was from family u pick trips. Read more on OregonAITC's website.Read more

Have you noticed a white residue in the empty irrigation canals? There’s always a certain amount of plant material and algae suspended in the canals. When we shut down the water, the plant matter winds up on canal banks and dries out. This year it’s a little more pronounced and can be attributed to Wickiup Reservoir being drawn down more than normal.Read more

Central Oregon Irrigation District is proud to have been awarded the Best Conservation Program Award in the Commercial/Industrial Category from Oregon Water Resources Department. Left to Right: Kyle Gorman, Region Manager at Oregon Water Resources Department, Shon Rae COID Deputy Managing Director and Craig Horrell, COID Managing Director The Stewardship and Conservation Awards celebrate those making a meaningful difference in conserving Oregon’s water resources,” said OWRD Director Tom Byler. “These awards recognize the role that water users play in balancing water demands with sustainability while providing an avenue to share innovative ideas and successes with the public at large.Read more

Fun Fact Friday ... Hydropower is power that is generated from moving water. How many Hydropower Plants does COID operate?Read more

A flume is a human-made channel for water in the form of an open declined gravity chute whose walls are raised above the surrounding terrain, in contrast to a trench or ditch.Read more

While multiagency collaboration and irrigation efficiency upgrades may not grab newspaper headlines, the reality is that numerous local governments, irrigation districts and state and federal agencies are proactively investing in and moving forward on Crooked River conservation projects to improve streamflow and restore river habitat.Read more

Just a reminder, we'll be doing a winter stock run on Monday for the Pilot Butte Canal and the Central Oregon Canal. Let us know if you have any questions!Read more

Happy Thanksgiving!Read more

One of the first and most essential tasks homesteaders in Central Oregon faced was getting water from the Deschutes River onto their land using only hand tools and horse drawn equipment.Read more

Did you know, our hydro power plant produces enough clean energy for approximately 3,300 homes.Read more

The Central Oregon Canal diversion is south of the city limits of Bend. The canal runs from its diversion on the Deschutes River through the Siphon Power Plant and produces 5.5 megawatts of electricity.Read more

What does an acre look like?Read more

Special thanks to our COID Veterans on this Veteran's Day: Bob Schinkel – Army, Stuart Keyte – Marines & Doug Watson – Navy. We're grateful for your service and the service of all veterans.Read more

Oregon’s water laws are based on the principle of prior appropriation. This means the first person to obtain a water right on a stream is the last to be shut off in times of low streamflows. For more information visit more

Why were canals built? To get water to farms and encourage people to move west. We've come a long way in 100 years!Read more

Here is the winter stock-run schedule for the Pilot Butte Canal and the Central Oregon Canal. Let us know if you have any questions!Read more

Headgates control the flow of water through ditches and canals that serve water users throughout Oregon.Read more

COID's Juniper Ridge Hydro Project is a nationally recognized water conservation project, noted for the cooperation of farm and fish interests. The amount of water that goes into the Deschutes River, for fish, equals 11 Olympic swimming pools per day - 11 per day.Read more

*1000 homes are powered by 1 MW of hydroelectricity