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March Board Meeting

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April Board Meeting

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14th
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May Board Meeting

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11th
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June Board Meeting

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12th
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February Board Meeting

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10th
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January Board Meeting

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27th
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December Special Board Meeting

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11th
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December Board Meeting

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30th
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November Emergency Board Meeting

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19th
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November Special Board Meeting

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13th
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November Board Meeting

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November Special Board Meeting

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25th
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October Special Board Meeting

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24th
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Open House at Powell Butte Community Center

Oct
18th
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Open House at Mt. View High School, Bend

Oct
9th
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October Board Meeting

Sep
26th
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Open House at Mt. View High School, Bend

Sep
25th
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September Special Board Meeting

Sep
11th
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September Board Meeting

Aug
29th
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August Special Board Meeting

Aug
27th
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Open House

Aug
22nd
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August Special Board Meeting

Aug
14th
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August Board Meeting

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7th
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August Special Board Meeting

Piping is critical for a modern irrigation district. During the irrigation season, COID loses up to 50% of the water traveling through open canals to evaporation and seepage. By piping the Pilot Butte Canal the District can conserve a significant portion of this water to benefit fish and wildlife in the Deschutes River ecosystem, support sustainable agriculture, save farmers money and help Central Oregon better manage its water resources for the future.Read more

Working for Fish and Wildlife Restoring fish and wildlife habitat in Central Oregon's rivers is hard work. It's not for everyone, especially those who prefer...Read more

Stuart Keyte Celebrates 25 Years with COID! Stuart began his career at COID as a part-time employee in July of 1993. Four months later he became a full-time employee. Prior to joining COID, Stuart’s background and education was in security and administration. He was hired as a ditch rider to patrol the Terrebonne area, and then later the Lone Pine area. Fourteen years ago, he transitioned to the maintenance team. During his career, Stuart has jumped at every opportunity to learn a new skill, take a class or receive training. Stuart is known for having the skills and knowledge to work any aspect of water delivery and maintenance. He says he enjoys the change in pace from water season to maintenance season, as well as the challenge and diversity of the job. Above all, he likes the team atmosphere and appreciates that COID has become family. Stuart, thank you for being a part of COID’s team and for your service!Read more

Happy Valentines Day from the COID office!Read more

Check out our winter newsletter and meet our newest team members! https://mailchi.mp/6e3cc5244246/coid-2019-winter-newsRead more

Roughly 20–50 percent of the water never reaches its farmland destination, meaning less water is delivered to farmers during drought years, and more water is diverted from the river. Water is lost due to seepage and evaporation.Read more

As men leave animal agriculture for less gritty work, more ranches are being led by women — with new ideas about technology, ecology and the land.Read more

Winter Stock-Run Schedule UPDATE for the Pilot Butte Canal & Central Oregon Canal. The February stock water runs will be as follows:Read more

What do you think about Farm Barbie?! “From science to the arts, agriculture to athletics and oceans to ice, Barbie doll has done it all. So she knows what it takes to bring food to the table. Farmers need to know about weather science, plant science and animal science. From sowing time to harvest, they work the land and care for their animals to help feed the world.”Read more

Fun Fact Friday: There are over 400 miles of canals in the COID System.Read more

Ever wonder how peppermint is harvested and mint oil is made? Check out this video from our friends at Oregon Farm Bureau.Read more

10.5 million acres of farmland will change hands in the next 20 years and up to 80% of farmers and ranchers do not have a succession plan in place. Come learn how to pass your farm or ranch to the next generation at this FREE event!Read more

Central Oregon Agricultural Research and Extension Center Central Oregon Farm Fair & Trade Show starts on Wednesday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Visit with neighbors while checking out new farm equipment, products, and services from more than 30 vendors. More info on their website.Read more

The Smith Rock area provides the greatest opportunity to make significant improvements to COID’s irrigation system by piping open canals. The District is in the first phase of the project by developing 30% design for the entire length of the Pilot Butte Canal. Upon completion of 30% project design, the District will have a better idea of project costs, constructability and timeframes. If you have any questions during this phase, please call the project phone line at 541-699-4415.Read more

Due to river flows the February stock water runs will be as follows: February 18-21, 2019 -The Central Oregon Canal will run February 19-22, 2019 The Pilot Butte Canal will runRead more

Modernizing an irrigation district is complex and starts by replacing open canals with pipes, saving water by eliminating seepage and evaporation. Putting water into a pipe pressurizes the water, allowing irrigators to remove pumps, saving energy and enabling upgrades to more water-efficient irrigation systems on-farm.Read more

The Juniper Ridge Project stretches the Basin water supply to serve the growing needs of cities and fish. This project saved 19.6 cubic feet per second (“cfs”). COID returned this water to the Deschutes River to increase the river’s flows for salmon, steelhead, and other wildlife.Read more

The Smith Rock area provides the greatest opportunity to make significant improvements to all facets of COID’s irrigation system. When piped, the main canal will immediately conserve 30 cfs while creating operating efficiencies for over 300 patrons and save an additional 30-40 cfs over time. The cost of this first phase will be $40 million.Read more

Piping is critical for a modern irrigation district. During the irrigation season, COID loses approximately 50% of water to evaporation and seepage from canals and laterals. By piping the Pilot Butte Canal the District can conserve a significant portion of this water to benefit fish and wildlife in the Deschutes River ecosystem, support sustainable agriculture, save our patrons money, and help Central Oregon better manage its water resources for the future.Read more

Approximately 80% of the water in the Western U.S. is used to grow crops, nourish livestock, sustaining rural farmers and ranchers, as well as those who eat the food they produce. Water shortages from long-term droughts are becoming dangerously common. COID is modernizing its system by replacing open canals with pipes, enabling more water to be left in rivers and delivered to farms, improving drought resilience.Read more

Fun Fact Friday ... In 1938 COID, Crook County Improvement (Lone Pine) District and the Arnold Irrigation District formed a cooperative effort with the federal government to construct a dam at Crane Prairie for winter water storage. The Reservoir is one of central Oregon's premier wildlife viewing sites because it attracts so many nesting and/or migrating birds.Read more

Check out this graphic explaining how the aquifer recharges!Read more

Raise your hand if you love seeing a snowy river? Thanks, Deschutes River Conservancy for the photo. Post your snowy photos in the comments.Read more

Fun Fact Friday ... The Pilot Butte Canal diversion is a dam located immediately south of the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Hotel in Bend.Read more

*1000 homes are powered by 1 MW of hydroelectricity