Irrigation Season to Start Early!
Stock water run will begin on March 28th and water will continue straight into the season.
Please note this is about 2 weeks earlier than usual and flows from April 1st to May 15th may be different than years past. The delivery amounts will follow our water rights certificate at 1/3 capacity thru April 30th, May 1-15th will be 2/3 flow with full flow beginning May 16th. These changes are measures that have been implemented for the benefit of the Oregon Spotted Frog and the upper Deschutes region. Central Oregon Irrigation district will not be accessing any of its stored water in Crane Prairie for its irrigation purposes.
Please remember that winter runs are subject to change or cancellation due to winter weather conditions. Heavy ice or snow in the ditches can cause damage to canal integrity and lead to flooding from blockages.
Winter runs are limited to patrons who need to fill ponds for livestock only. Oregon state statute forbids irrigation or landscaping uses during off-season months.