Proposed Siphon Power Property Canal Piping Project

Proposed Siphon Power Property Canal Piping Project

The SPPC will pipe 3,000 linear feet of open canal. The complete SPPC will reduce seepage losses in the Central Oregon Canal by an estimated 5 cfs year-round (1,500 acre-feet per year). When complete, COID will temporarily lease the entire 5 cfs instream in the Deschutes River, pending release of the 2019 update of the...

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North Canal Fish Ladder

North Canal Fish Ladder

For more than 100 years redband trout have lived as separate populations upstream and downstream of the North Canal Dam along the Deschutes River in Bend. “… They need to intermix and interbreed to maintain good, healthy populations,” said Ryan Houston, executive director for the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council. The Bend-based nonprofit is focused on...

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Cline Falls Dam Removal

Cline Falls Dam Removal

In 2016, Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) will begin the process of removing the Cline Falls Dam on the Deschutes River. COID’s removal of this dam will allow resident trout and wildlife to migrate naturally through the former dam site, accessing river and riparian habitat along the Upper Deschutes. The District will finance a share...

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