Important Information


Fall 2019 Shut-off Schedule:

As of September 15th, we will drop to our season 4 flows (75%). We will continue this delivery until October 1st. On October 1st we drop to season 5 flows (50%). Final Shut off is tentatively scheduled between October 8th – 12thth weather dependent. If you have any questions about this schedule, please call the office at 541-548-6047.

The stock water run schedule for both the Central Oregon Canal and the Pilot Butte Canal will be posted following the October Board meeting on October 8th.


Turn On and Shut Off Flow Schedule

50% flow from April 8st – April 30th
75% flow from May 1st – May 14th
100% flow from May 15th – September 15th
75% flow from September 16th -September 30th
50% flow from October 1st – 12th



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

  • Division 2 from the Redmond Area
  • Division 3 from the Bend Area
  • Division 4 from the Alfalfa Area

The term for Divisions 2 and 3 is for three years beginning on January 1st, 2020. The term for Division 4 is for 2 years beginning January 1, 2020.

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 8, 2019.

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 12, 2019.  The election will be a vote-by-mail.

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

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 by clicking on the link below.

Habitat Conservation Update Spring 2019