Important Information

Winter Stock-Run Schedule for the Pilot Butte Canal & Central Oregon Canal

NOTICE: January Stock Water Run Updated 1/3/19

Due to river flows the January stock water runs will be as follows:

January 07-10, 2019 -The Central Oregon Canal will run 

January 09-12, 2019 The Pilot Butte Canal will run

February 18-22, 2019

March 25-29, 2019

**Please note that these are tentative dates and may be rescheduled and/or canceled due to inclement weather, low flows in the Deschutes River or unforeseen events. Stock water runs are for the sole purpose of filling ponds to provide water for livestock.  If you would like to have stock water, please contact the office to make your request. Orders must be placed at least 48 hours prior to the water run. We are planning to run both canals at the same time but depending on river flows we may need to stagger the schedules and run one canal at a time. Please check back occasionally for changes or updates.


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