Central Oregon Irrigation District
1055 SW Lake Ct.
Redmond, OR 97756
Ph: 541-548-6047 Fax: 541-548-0243
Mon-Fri 7am - 4pm
Oregon Spotted Frog Update
August 26, 2015
Two environmental groups are threatening legal action against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and several irrigation districts (Districts) regarding potential harm to the Oregon spotted frog and its habitat in the Deschutes Basin. The Center for Biological Diversity and WaterWatch of Oregon filed separate 60-day Notices of Intent, setting forth their intentions to sue Reclamation for alleged violations of the Endangered Species Act. WaterWatch’s Notice also targets Central Oregon Irrigation District, North Unit Irrigation District, and Tumalo Irrigation District. The environmental groups are calling for Reclamation and the Districts to change operations at three reservoirs, including Crane Prairie, Wickiup, and Crescent Lake, to protect this species and its habitat. Statement by the Deschutes Basin Board of Control regarding the Center for Biological Diversity’s notice of intent to sue the U.S. Read more
Center for Biological Diversity press release, July 21, 2015
Bend Bulletin newspaper story, July 21, 2015
Notice to Patrons
COID Drought Statement 4/21/2015
The COID Board of Directors has reviewed the Deschutes Basin water outlook for the 2015 irrigation season and will be taking measures to conserve to the best of our systems’ ability. We are on alert for potential curtailment towards the latter part of the season (late August/early September) but plan to deliver our normal flows until that time. As a reminder, the State only allows us to deliver natural flows at 3 gpm from April 1 to May 1, 4.5 gpm from May 1 to May 15, and full flow of 6 gpm starting from May 15 to Sept. 15.
There has been a request made to the Deschutes County Commissioners by another district to declare the Deschutes Basin in a drought year. Should this occur, we may be required by the State to operate on our current drought management plan. We will be posting regular updates on our website and notifying our Patrons as the season progresses.
Oregon Water Supply Report
The Deschustes Basin Study Work Group
The Deschutes Basin Study Work Group has announced its intent to award.
May 21, 2015
Central Oregon Irrigation District Withdraws Text Amendment
Bend Bulletin Reaffirms Support for Piping Project - March 1, 2015
The Juniper Ridge Project is a carefully planned water conservation project that will result in the piping of some of the leakiest segments in COID's system.
Juniper Ridge Project Questions & Answers
Bend Bulletin Supports Juniper Ridge Project
Editorial: Irrigation districts should be able to pipe