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November Board Meeting

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December Board Meeting

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Special Board Meeting October 17,2017

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October Board Meeting

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September Board Meeting

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USFWS Public Scoping Meeting

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USFWS Public Scoping Meeting

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August Board Meeting

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July Board Meeting

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Public Open House

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Special Board Meeting

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Community Information Meeting

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June 13th, 2017

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Emergency Executive Board Meeting June

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May Board Meeting

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April Board Meeting

April 11th, 2017

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March Special Board Meeting

March 21st, 2017

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March Board Meeting

March 14th, 2017

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February Board Meeting

February 14th, 2017

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January Special Meeting

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January Special Board Meeting

January 16th, 2017

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Board Meeting

January 9th, 2017

Are you ready for a contest? Head over to @DBBC's page to enter, and post your pictures of fun times at @Smith Rock Ranch's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maize - you could win a COID hat! Now through Nov. 1st!Read more

The media and the public are invited to join a public tour of the City’s Water Filtration Facility from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017! Sign up for the tour here: http://bit.ly/2yNOUYM, and learn more about the facility here: http://bit.ly/2yO1t6l The tour is a way the City’s Utility Department is honoring last week's national annual “#ImagineADayWithoutWater” campaign which is meant to raise awareness about the value of water. In the United States, most consumers have clean water systems that bring fresh water into their homes and business. They also have reliable infrastructure systems that take the wastewater away to be safely treated and returned to the environment. But what would happen if no water came out of the tap to brush your teeth, or if you couldn’t flush the toilet? A Day Without Water would mean firefighters wouldn’t have water to put out fires, farmers couldn’t water crops, and doctors couldn’t wash their hands before treating patients. Bend has two great water sources: surface water from the Bridge Creek Municipal Watershed and groundwater from the deep Deschutes regional aquifer. To be responsible stewards of this resource, the City continually invests in conservation and sustainable management.Read more

The Trump Administration is quietly but assertively making changes to key departments that implement policies impacting the activities of Western agricultural producers. What is being done in response? Read about it in #FamilyFarmAlliance's September Briefing. http://bit.ly/2yNVkD0Read more

Next Monday, join former Coalition for the Deschutes board member, Craig Lacy, for a presentation about the Upper Deschutes fishery of decades past - "Back to the Future: Upper Deschutes Historic Fishery The Way it Was...and Can Be Again". The details: Monday, October 23, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Brooks Room, Bend Downtown Library RSVP requested: http://bit.ly/2yO0Mdt Bend resident Craig Lacy has been an advocate for wild rivers and wild fish for more than four decades. During the early 1980s, Craig worked as a guide for a flyfishing business out of Sisters. In 1985, he started his own outfitting business, Whitewater and Wild Fish, becoming the first full-time outfitter out of Bend to do extended trips on the Deschutes. The business grew over the years, with seven guides taking flyfishers throughout the area, including the high cascade lakes, the Deschutes and the John Day.Read more

We've been talking a lot about a canal System Improvement Plan. Do you have questions about how this modernization will specifically affect Pilot Butte canal and its patrons? Get answers here: http://bit.ly/2yNbQmTRead more

Thanks to aging infrastructure, complicated legal snags and other factors, some of the local irrigation districts operating within the Deschutes Basin are falling short of water. However, a grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation should provide a partial solution. Last month, Central Oregon Irrigation District received a federal grant designed to help irrigation districts set up a comprehensive approach to sharing and loaning water - read more about this solution here, from The Bulletin: http://bit.ly/2yQfvV7Read more

The best way to help the efforts going on to restore the #DeschutesRiver is to be informed. Here are some upcoming community events that will help you stay up to date with what's going on: http://bit.ly/2yNsjM0Read more

Have you paid a visit to Smith Rock Ranch's Pumpkin Patch yet? Matt Lisignoli, who owns and operates Central Farms in Terrebonne, manages 750 acres of farmland in Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. The primary crops grown include carrot, onion and bluegrass seeds, wheat, hay and - of course - Pumpkins! - which are grown using irrigated water. Every year in October Matt and his wife Kendra open their front gates for the public to enjoy the fall season at Smith Rock Ranch, with family friendly activities including a pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo and market displaying fall décor grown in Central Oregon. Pay them a visit! http://bit.ly/2yNsRNQRead more

Did you know that the #potato has a long history in Central Oregon? In fact, some local festivals - including the Deschutes County Fair - trace their roots to the humble spud. Take a look at this crop's history, and how it helped to shape the #CentralOregon economy! http://bit.ly/2xueAo3Read more

Save the date for the Upper Deschutes River Hydrology event, hosted by the #UpperDeschutesCoalition, USFS hydrologist, Jason Gritzner will speak on the hydrology of the Upper #DeschutesRiver, Thursday, October 19, 3:00-4:30pm at the Sunriver library. Address: 56855 Venture Ln, Sunriver, 97707. For more information, please contact Monte Dammarell: kmriverhaus@gmail.com http://bit.ly/2xuqChcRead more

At the end of last month, Cascade Lakes Brewing Company announced its Fall Fresh Hop releases: the first of which is Frog Water Fresh Hop IPA, a 100% local farm-to-bottle fresh hop beer. Cascade Lakes partnered with Discover Your Forest and the Forest Service to produce this seasonal beet that benefits the education, conservation, and restoration of #OregonSpottedFrog habitat. This seasonal release has fresh Cascade hops from Cascade Hop Farm in Tumalo and Oregon and Mecca Grade Estate Malt from Madras, making this beer 100% #CentralOregon produced, all which would not have been possible without local irrigation!Read more

Make sure to save the date - Wed., October 25 for the Long and Winding River field trip, part 2! Join the @CoalitionForTheDeschutes on an all day field trip to explore the Upper #DeschutesRiver. We'll start at Wickiup Dam and make our way downstream with stops at select locations. Erring on the side of caution, this event will be weather pending. Register here, it's free! http://bit.ly/2xnQviWRead more

What's become a distressing annual fall event - a rescue of fish stranded on the upper Deschutes - is coming up, but also shows partners in a long-term solution, working together, along with volunteers.Read more

A recent federal grant will help #CentralOregonIrrigators swap water and boost flows - read the full article from KTVZ - NewsChannel 21 here: http://bit.ly/2yU2FkTRead more

We will celebrate 100 years of becoming an irrigation district in 2018! A.M. Drake initiated the first water diversion company in Central Oregon, the Pilot Butte Development Company, that also platted and mapped our town. Prior to any water running, the company was sold to the Deschutes Irrigation & Power Company (D. I. & P.), the precursor of Central Oregon Irrigation Company. http://bit.ly/1RxivTyRead more

Irrigation canals dug over a century ago out of the hard, black basalt throughout Central Oregon still function as reliable, low-maintenance conveyance facilities - although, they are prone to seepage. What is the System Plan Overview for modernization that the Districts are working on? Find out here: http://bit.ly/2u33jLdRead more

"Water is too precious in #CentralOregon to be mismanaged. But it could be about to happen, again. A section of the Central Oregon Canal operated by Central Oregon Irrigation District could join the National Register of Historic Places. The section covers about 3½ miles between Ward Road and Gosney Road, south of U.S. Highway 20. If it becomes historic, it would likely never be able to be piped. And irrigation pipes win the contest of water efficiency. Irrigation canals were built historically to support agriculture. It undermines that historic goal to deny the ability to pipe a canal for efficiency. Piping a canal also can mean more water can be left in the Deschutes River to keep it healthy. That should be enough to end the debate right there." Read more from this The Bulletin editorial: http://bit.ly/2yIedaGRead more

Through the @DBBC (formed in 2002), as well as @TumaloIrrigationDistrict, the districts coordinate and share their respective resources and management assets. What projects have each of the individual districts been involved in? Read about it on the DBBC's website. http://bit.ly/26uvvEIRead more

How do the 7 irrigation Districts, including COID, play a big role in #FisheriesRestoration? Find out here: http://bit.ly/2wgBlAdRead more

Did you know - the Central Oregon Canal delivers water to 25,257 acres of land? It's the stewardship of this precious water source that has prompted COID to analyze its system. What was one interesting discovery? The main Central Oregon Canal showed a total loss of 32,127.68 AF of water. Become educated on what COID is doing to potentially remedy this problem. http://bit.ly/2glUSocRead more

"We The River" - a shout out to Deschutes River Conservancy for this inspirational and sobering video in support of our #DeschutesRiver. Whether we 'grow, brew, farm, fish or float,' we all can share in its stewardship to restore streamflow and improve water quality. Watch this beautiful video: http://www.deschutesriver.orgRead more

When it comes to COID's alternatives in preventing canal seepage losses, it boils down to two alternatives: piping or lining our canals. What has study revealed? A 50-year life cycle evaluation revealed that lining may be less expensive to implement in its first installation cycle than piping. Saving $$ is a good thing, right? Here's the rub, however. Canal lining requires significant maintenance & replacement cycles that ultimately cause it to exceed the cost of piping over time. More details here: http://bit.ly/2esIcifRead more

To see our kids eating healthy nutritious food does a parents' heart good. How though, can kids acquire knowledge, skills and resources to prepare healthy meals for their lifetime? For 20 years @CookingMatters has empowered families with just that! In conjunction with #HDFFA, learn more about what this honorable organization teaches and find your class sign-up info here: http://bit.ly/2glT6TURead more

Let's talk about the bounty of local harvest and the birth of Taste Local Thursdays. A fall restaurant series sponsored by #HDFFA, and featuring specials made from #CentralOregon ingredients. Kokanee Cafe in Metolius is one such participant. It promises to charm you, from the enchanted pine forest in which it lies, to the enchantment of delicious #CentralOregon ingredients on your plate! This special treat happens this month, Sept. 28th. http://bit.ly/2esUwPDRead more

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