Important Information

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

Central Oregon Canal

*UPDATE AS OF 1/8/19: The January Stock-run for the Central Oregon Canal is in progress. If you have any questions please contact us at 541-548-6047.
 (THERE IS A TENTATIVE 48 HOUR DELAY for the January 6th Stock Run due to a maintenance issue. Please check back for updates.)

February 10 – 13, 2020
March 16 – 19, 2020

Pilot Butte Canal

*ALERT(1/10/2020): Due to the projected weather forecast for the week of January 13th we are postponing the January stock-water run on the Pilot Butte Canal until January 20 – 23, 2020.

January 13-16, 20-23, 2020
February 17 – 20, 2020
March 23 – 26, 2020

*March dates are very tentative at this time due to weather, moisture levels & construction

** Please note that these are tentative dates and may be rescheduled and/or canceled due to inclement weather, low flows in the Deschutes River, construction 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. Please check back occasionally for changes or updates.


Turn On and Shut Off Flow Schedule Coming Soon

Central Oregon Irrigation District & North Unit Irrigation District Agreement

The irrigation districts are partnering together using a collaborative, scalable, and thoughtful approach to conservation. The districts are working together and have been successful in securing large-scale investments needed to make a difference and are committed to ensuring the improvements benefit everyone, including rivers, fish, and frogs.

On December 7, 2017, COID and NUID entered into a water sharing agreement. The agreement outlines the districts’ commitment to incorporate all the tools at their disposal to share water, allowing NUID to leave more water in the river during the winter.

COID’s conservation measures will generate a more reliable water supply for NUID. NUID will then be able to make water available from its storage in Wickiup Reservoir to increase winter flows in the Upper Deschutes River.

Agreement Document Click Here: COID-NUID Amendment 12.7.17

Central Oregon Irrigation District Agreements Documents

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has completed a Programmatic Agreement (PA) developed in concert with the Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (Oregon SHPO) to increase efficiencies in the procedures used to identify and address impacts to historic properties under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act when Reclamation funds canal piping projects or other improvements to COID’s irrigation infrastructure.

The PA was developed in accordance with 36 CFR 800.14(b) to streamline Section 106 compliance responsibilities when federal grant funds are awarded or issued by Reclamation to COID for water and energy conservation projects, such as canal piping. In 2014, Reclamation, COD and Oregon SHPO committed to develop this PA under a Memorandum of Agreement that outlined steps the parties would take to mitigation for adverse effects of piping projects on historic properties. Comments received from the public were taken into consideration by Reclamation, Oregon SHPO and COID in modifying the draft PA; this final PA reflects these modifications.

For additional information, please contact Gregg Garnett, Bend Field Office Manager at 541-389-6541, ext. 226 or

Document Click Here: PA Final


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 or see our frequently asked questions by clicking on the links below.

Recent Statements and Questions relating to the HCP Nov 2019

Frequently Asked Questions HCP

Habitat Conservation Update Spring 2019