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Did you know - in recent years, another great local district of the DBBC - North Unit Irrigation District, has lined 12 miles of its main canal and piped 43 miles of laterals to reduce seepage losses? Read more about their successful water conservation efforts: http://bit.ly/2nQIbqLRead more

The recent emergency #fishing rules meant to protect Wickiup’s #Kokanee are now rescinded. Just days after implementing two emergency rules to protect the naturally reproducing population of kokanee in Wickiup Reservoir, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife earlier this week rescinded those rules. The rules would have removed the Kokanee “bonus bag” of 25 fish on Wickiup Reservoir, and would have closed the Deschutes River arm of the reservoir a month earlier than usual in late summer. Find out more from the Bend Bulletin here: http://bit.ly/2osUL0QRead more

Heather Blaine received a letter one day that would be bad news for any farmer - her irrigation district in #WesternOregon was warning of a potential reduction in water supply of 25% due to impending drought conditions. See her surprising decision and the unexpected results. Watch the video: http://bit.ly/2nQTiAbRead more

What better way to celebrate this #EarthDay than showcasing the amazing benefits of the Three Sisters Irrigation District's modernization project! With the help of the #FarmersConservationAlliance, the #UpperDeschutesWatershedCouncil, #DeschutesSoilAndWaterConservationDistrict, #EnergyTrustOfOregon + more, Mark Thalacker talks of the project's fantastic results: 25% more water on #farms, and for the first time since 1885, steelhead and salmon swim through Sisters for the first time. Worth celebrating! http://bit.ly/2npcAcsRead more

#OregonAgFest is the end of this month, April 29 & 30th! An educational and fun filled two days for adults and kids alike. Find out what kind of festivities you can expect. http://bit.ly/2np86CXRead more

Get to know the individual efforts of @DBBC's eight irrigation districts - Arnold Irrigation District was established in 1905, has served 643 households and has covered 4,384 acres. It continues to join us in our mission to conserve water and reduce irrigation. http://bit.ly/26uvvEIRead more

What better way to celebrate #Easter than at the @DDRanch in Terrebonne! A fine supporter of community and local #agriculture, the ranch is a proud purveyor of 100% grass-fed and finished beef, heritage pork, natural lamb, raw honey, and farm-fresh eggs in Central Oregon for more than 15 years. And 100% committed to planting crops and raising herds sustainably and respectfully. Click and check out their fun farm Easter day event! http://bit.ly/2nQIu51Read more

Our land and water are irreplaceable, precious comoditites. As part of #DBBC, formed in January 2002, COID, one of eight Central Oregon irrigation districts coordinate and share their respective resources and management assets to conserve water, improve their services for farm and ranch families, and enhance river conditions for salmon, steelhead, other fish and wildlife species, and recreational opportunities. Our mission: http://bit.ly/2lhJ0UxRead more

The Crooked River Wetlands Grand Opening is coming up, Friday, April 21st - and you are invited!! The project flowed from a need to meet the city's wastewater needs in an environmentally-sustainable and fiscally-responsible manner. As an alternative to a very expensive traditional wastewater treatment plant, the Wetlands are easily expandable and will meet the city's projected needs to 2040 and beyond! Take a look below to see the schedule for the event - we hope to see you there!Read more

Spotlight on Lone Pine Irrigation District (#LPID): Terry Smith tells how @FarmersConservationAlliance, #IrrigationModernization Program is supporting Lone Pine in their modernization goals so their way of life can thrive in to the next century. http://bit.ly/2nQQCm7Read more

It's Springtime #inBend - and among many other things, that means the ground squirrels and rock chucks have come out to play! The problem is - rodents living along canals pose a huge threat, irrigation district officials say. Drive along the Pilot Butte Canal in Redmond in the spring and you’ll see ground squirrels scurry frantically back and forth across the road. Chubby rock chucks sprint from rock to rock. Both types of rodents pop up, run around and then disappear into burrows. The underground dens and tunnels provide protection from predators and the elements, but they also risk causing millions of dollars in damage to urban developments. Find out more about how they pose a threat here, and what the irrigation districts are doing to protect our water! http://bit.ly/2opwqaCRead more

Meet Mike Tripp of Trout Unlimited and Craig Horrell of COID! As promised, they continue to highlight our collaboration work the @FCA is doing to help conserve water through our local irrigation districts. Watch this video and see how through important partnerships, COID is being helped to remedy 40% water losses in the #DeschutesBasin. Find the story here: http://bit.ly/2nQQCm7Read more

Looking for something to do this weekend? The Salmon Run is a regional hallmark race returning for its 29th year! The race course follows the miraculous spring migration of the salmon along the #DeschutesRiver. This race kicks off the race season and is a local favorite. You can run 5k, 10k and half marathon. (one of the first half marathons of the year in the NW.) The beneficiary of the Salmon Run is the Environmental Center. April 9th is the event date. http://bitr.ly/1GxoRlRRead more

A Fish Ladder at #NewportDam: It's Time for Collaboration! In a few weeks' time, a new fish passage at the North Canal Dam, near the Riverhouse on the Deschutes #inBend, will be open. The effort is a collaboration between the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, (UDWC) and the North Unit, Swalley and Central Oregon Irrigation Districts, costing stakeholders about $1.6 million, according to Ryan Houston, executive director of UDWC. Read the entire article from The Source Weekly here: http://bit.ly/2mVgZTJRead more

April is start up season, and what better way to kick off than feature a well deserved spotlight on FCA. Their role in helping Oregon's irrigation districts - including us here at COID - to modernize and conserve water is a noble work. Stay tuned all throughout April for inspiring stories and videos, and the hardworking people within our irrigation districts playing a vital role. http://irrigationmodernization.fcasolutions.org/stories/water-doesnt-grow-trees/Read more

Here at COID, you already know we don't fool around when it comes to the subject of #WaterConservation. That's not to say we don't enjoy a day like today; so, Happy April Fool's Day Central Oregon!Read more

Your water, your livelihood, your voice. Climate change, drought, and a greatly increased demand for water are just a few things that can vastly affect the economic viability of #AgricultureIndustry. As some of the oldest organizations in the region, we at the irrigation districts feel a personal responsibility to protect our agricultural legacy. Would you like to help? Here's how: http://bit.ly/2aV56tDRead more

A new trend among #IrrigationDistricts is the construction of small #hydropower facilities inside their existing irrigation systems. #RenewableEnergy generated by rushing water is one of the earliest innovations of irrigation use, but it is becoming economically feasible for even small districts to employ this innovative technique and produce #CleanElectricity. Find out more about the hydropower generation: http://dbbcirrigation.com/dbbc-projects/Read more

On October 28, 2016, five Central Oregon irrigation districts (Arnold, Central Oregon, Lone Pine, North Unit, and Tumalo), the United States Bureau of Reclamation, and two #EnvironmentalGroups submitted a settlement agreement intended to resolve two lawsuits related to the #OregonSpotted Frog. Read the outcome here: http://bit.ly/2lZUJenRead more

We are proud to be a part of the 89th Oregon State FFA Convention, being held this weekend at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo. We had a blast partnering with Oregon Ag In the Classroom to teach 500 (yes 500!) local elementary students about irrigation and agriculture. The future looks bright! #OregonFFARead more

Mr. and Mrs. Drake come to town - after which our well loved park #inBend is named. Read about Alexander and Florence Drake who in 1900 settled in what is now Bend. Did you know they were pioneers in the irrigation industry? They established the #IrrigationDistrict that 116 years later continues to provide water to the #farms, #ranches and homes of thousands of Central Oregon residents. http://bit.ly/2lZGPc9Read more

Now that Spring has officially begun, 2017 Season Start-Up will be here soon! This year's season start-up is scheduled to begin April 3, 2017. Remember that it takes a few days to get water throughout the entire system, so you should see water in the canals by the end of the week of April 3rd. Please call the office or click the link below to make irrigation orders and/or changes. http://bit.ly/2mUg3PkRead more

On the menu: #ZeroWaste. #inBend, many restaurants, coffee shops, food carts and breweries voluntarily compost food waste to share with #LocalFarms or companies that make fertilizer. Restaurants in the @Old Mill District are ahead of the curve. They began a collaborative program six years ago in cooperation with a local community supported #agriculture farm, @CSA. Here's their story: http://bit.ly/2lhFOZ2Read more

Last week at our board meeting, local artist Paul Bennett performed an original song about his childhood memories of growing up on a #farm and #irrigating here in #CentralOregon! Needless to say, we loved it - and think you will too!Read more

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