Important Information

2018 IRRIGATION SEASON

Fall 2018 Shut-off Schedule:

Due to the fact that we are in an Extreme Drought Year the schedule below is dependent on available water.

As of September 15th, we will drop to our season 4 flows (75%) and supplementing with stored water. We will continue this delivery until October 1st depending on availability of stored water. On October 1st we drop to season 5 flows (50%). Under normal conditions the District would use stored water to supplement season 5 flows to provide 75% of our full season rate. Based on the current drought condition we are not expecting to be able to provide that additional water this season. Final Shut off will be on October 15th. If you have any questions about this schedule, please call the office at 541-548-6047.

NOTICE OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ ELECTION

 The Central Oregon Irrigation District will be accepting nominations for one position on its Board of Directors:

  • Division 4 from the Alfalfa Area

The term for Division 4 is for three years beginning on January 1st, 2019.

Qualifications are as follows: must be at least 18 years of age, must be the owner of property within the Division, must live within the State of Oregon and must submit a petition signed by 10 qualified voters within the Division to the District office no later than 4:00 P.M. on October 9, 2018.

Nomination petitions can be obtained from the District office.   If only one petition is received for a Division, the petitioner will be certified as having been nominated and elected for that Division.  The receipt of two or more petitions for the Division will require an official election to be held on Tuesday, November 13th.  The election will be a vote-by-mail.

Contact Central Oregon Irrigation District at (541)548-6047 with any questions.

 2018 DESCHUTES BASIN HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN UPDATE

Initiated in 2009, the Deschutes Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (DBHCP) is a plan that will be used by the City of Prineville and the eight Irrigation District members of the DBBC to meet their current and future water needs while enhancing fish and wildlife habitat. The City and Districts determined they would produce a more comprehensive Plan by working together rather than individually. You can read an update on the plan by clicking on the link below.

Habitat Conservation Overview_January 2018