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December Board Meeting

December 12th, 2017

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January Board Meeting

January 9th, 2018

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February Board Meeting

February 13th, 2018

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March Board Meeting

March 13th, 2018

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April Board Meeting

April 10th, 2018

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May Board Meeting

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June Board Meeting

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November Board Meeting

November 13th, 2017

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Special Board Meeting October 17,2017

October 17th, 2017

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October Board Meeting

October 10th, 2017

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September Board Meeting

September 8th, 2017

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USFWS Public Scoping Meeting

August 15th, 2017

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USFWS Public Scoping Meeting

August 14th, 2017

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August Board Meeting

August 8th, 2017

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July Board Meeting

July 11th, 2017

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Public Open House

July 10th, 2017

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Special Board Meeting

June 28th, 2017

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Community Information Meeting

June 14th, 2017

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June Board Meeting

June 13th, 2017

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Emergency Executive Board Meeting June

June 13th, 2017

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May Board Meeting

May 9th, 2017

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April Board Meeting

April 11th, 2017

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March Special Board Meeting

March 21st, 2017

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March Board Meeting

March 14th, 2017

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February Board Meeting

February 14th, 2017

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January Special Meeting

January 30th, 2017

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January Special Board Meeting

January 16th, 2017

​You'll want to put this amazing event on your 2018 calendar! The RiverFeast Dinner & Auction supports the restoration work of the #DeschutesRiverConservancy. Join us in 2018, the ​second Saturday in May for a delightful evening of irresistible food, spirits and music. Bid on exclusive adventures and experiences, custom art and other wonderful packages. ​Give back to our beautiful rivers while exploring the ​stunning event space at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon. Reserve now. http://bit.ly/295m3EhRead more

How do you modernize irrigation districts? It starts by replacing open canals with pipes which conserves water by eliminating seepage and evaporation. Irrigation canals use gravity to keep water flowing. Putting the water into a pipe pressurizes it, allowing irrigators to remove costly pumps, and enabling them to upgrade to more water-efficient irrigation systems on-farm. http://bit.ly/2m1rvgPRead more

We've been talking a lot about the upcoming conservation and piping projects on the horizon - and would like to open it up to you for questions. Let us know any questions you may have about these projects in the comments below!Read more

There are two main types of irrigation systems: gravity and pressurized irrigation. Gravity irrigation uses the force of gravity to distribute water across a field. Open ditches or pipe systems along with siphon tubes, ditch gates, pipe valves or orifices deliver the water to the field. In contrast, a pressurized irrigation system delivers water to the field under pressure in lateral, hand-move, and center-pivot pipe systems with attached sprinklers. The latter is what COID is working towards to ultimately preserve our precious water resource. Read about it: http://bit.ly/2itKIqsRead more

Central Oregon Irrigation District will be holding a sealed bid auction for our surplus vehicles, this December 4th-8th. You don't want to miss this! Follow the link for more information: http://coid.org/important-information/Read more

Central Oregon Irrigation District will be holding a sealed bid auction for our surplus vehicles, this December 4th-8th. You don't want to miss this! Follow the link for more information: http://coid.org/important-information/Read more

Important Winter Stock Run Schedule Info for COID patrons in the following months: 1. January 8 – January 12 (Pilot Butte Canal) 2. February 19 – February 23 (Pilot Butte Canal). Keep in mind that due to a piping project on the Central Oregon Canal, only one stock run is scheduled for the winter. Check our website for further information. http://bit.ly/2Aiz4WeRead more

Spotlight on our Board of Directors - meet Carroll Penhollow of Division 2 which covers the general Redmond area. He is also the Chairman of the Board. Thanks for all your hard work Carroll, we appreciate what you do in supporting our efforts to provide reliable and efficient water to our patrons! http://bit.ly/2lzPrrBRead more

As part of our stewardship here at COID, we are only too aware of the critical need to protect our water. That's why our mission includes conserving water, increasing instream flows, improving our efficiencies, ensuring the needs of our future patrons and strengthening #CentralOregon's economy and the environment. We rely on you, our constituents for our well being and look forward to continued involvement in our future. http://bit.ly/2lvJWKhRead more

#FarmToTable spotlight on this local restaurant: surrounded by majestic volcanic mountains, pines, aspens and wildlife, The Lodge is a beautiful restaurant in the scenic Black Butte Ranch where rustic beauty meets culinary art. Their farm-to-table menu uses the best of natural and organic local food, and the view is outstanding! http://bit.ly/2lvsiGARead more

Here at COID, we get that we are very much the product and tool of our patrons & fans - that's you! We'd like to thank you all and wish you a very #HappyThanksgiving!Read more

Eight Central Oregon irrigation districts said today they have agreed to modified Wickiup Reservoir winter operations to ensure Deschutes River flows below Wickiup Dam don't drop below 175 cubic feet per second through the winter.Read more

Thank you to Scott Nelson Productions for sharing your photos of Wickiup Reservoir. The photo on the top was taken in October 2016 when the Reservoir was filled to 21%. The photo on the bottom was taken this month and shows the Reservoir filled to 51%! We are taking advantage of a good water year and adding more water to the Deschutes River.Read more

Attention COID patrons - the first winter stock run will be November 27 – December 1 (the Pilot Butte Canal and the Central Oregon Canal). ​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. Feel free to send us a message with any questions or concerns! ​Read more

Drought is the leading driver of production risk in U.S. #agriculture and no other source of production risk is as nationally significant as drought in terms of lost agricultural production and income. In California and other Western States, surface water supplies may be highly vulnerable to drought. Reservoir storage systems in the Western United States help smooth out irrigation supplies during periods of reduced stream flows, providing a buffer against short-term drought. However, reliance on surface water for irrigation creates its own form of drought vulnerability. Prolonged drought generally results in large reductions in the quantity of surface water delivered, affecting #farm production systems that depend heavily on surface water for irrigation. What is COID doing to alleviate this water issue? Find out here: http://bit.ly/2lvzDGgRead more

We are excited to kickoff this piping project! “Piping canals is a critical strategy in modern irrigation practices,” said Craig Horrell, COID district manager. “During the irrigation season, we lose approximately 50 percent of water to evaporation and seepage from canals and laterals. Piped canals mitigate these losses and conserve a significant portion of this water. These conservation efforts benefit fish and wildlife in the Deschutes River ecosystem, support sustainable agriculture and help Bend to manage its water resources for the future.”Read more

We are almost 100 years old, having been established in 1918. Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) is a Municipal Corporation of the State of Oregon and our system consists of two main canals: the Pilot Butte Canal, which runs north, through Bend, Redmond and Terrebonne; and the Central Oregon Canal, which runs east, through Bend, Alfalfa and Powell Butte. You will find more about us, and our long history in the #CentralOregon community on our website. http://bit.ly/2lvJWKhRead more

Here #inBend, we kinda have a thing for #BrewingBeer. Mecca Grade Estate Malt - a patron of one of our fellow irrigators at North Unit District - is changing the game for the local beer industry! See how Mecca Grade is pumping the flavor back into malt from Bend Magazine: http://bit.ly/2mcWPcKRead more

Besides the environmental improvements as a benefit from piping - what other benefits are in store? The pipe will be buried at grade level and, when the project is completed, COID will restore the area creating a recreation experience similar to the trail in First Street Rapids Park between Pioneer Park and Sawyer Park in northwest Bend. This continues a partnership between COID and Bend Park & Recreation District to manage Central Oregon’s water resources and consider residential and recreation opportunities. “Connecting people from the east side of Bend to the Deschutes River as part of the trail system is a long-held community vision. BPRD is excited to be partnering with COID to continue this work,” said Julie Brown, Bend Parks and Recreation District Communications and Community Manager. “This project serves as a great example of how public agencies can work together to meet community needs.” More here from Bend Bulletin: http://bit.ly/2opwqaCRead more

Let's talk energy savings. We are committed to seeking and implementing energy conservation practices while protecting the environment. That is why we look for innovative ways to reduce power costs, which in turn reduce the cost of water to #farmers. We are proud to partner with #EnergyTrustOfOregon and #FarmersConservationAlliance to develop modern irrigation systems that save water and leave more in-stream for fish and wildlife. Have questions about this mission? Full details here: http://bit.ly/2yZv50uRead more

Were you aware - the irrigation of agricultural crops accounts for most (80%) of the nation’s water consumption? That is why U.S. agriculture is central to the challenge of balancing increasing water demands for urban, industrial, and environmental uses. According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, #irrigated #farms represented just 14 percent of U.S. farms, but contributed about 39 percent of the country’s farm sales—over $152 billion. http://bit.ly/1RxivTyRead more

Where can you enjoy local food and beer while you talk to your neighbor, meet a #farmer and get to know your #HDFFA? This Wednesday, 5:30-9pm at 10 Barrel Pub East, is where. HDFFA is throwing their annual Autumn Social, a free event for 2016 -17 Partners and Sponsors and open to interested community members for a small fee. Full house expected so reserve your space here: http://bit.ly/2z0clh2Read more

Water is life. At Central Oregon Irrigation District, we're helping to make #CentralOregon a place worth living, and loving! As stewards of our most precious resource, we take our mission seriously. We deliver water to District patrons, schools, parks & businesses so everyone can work, play and thrive in this beautiful part of the earth in which we live. Read more about our mission statement on our website. http://bit.ly/2lvJWKhRead more

COID has identified several locations where the District can improve on-farm deliveries. A report identifies two main areas, King Way and Smith Rock, which represents a good cross-section of COID's operations. These two areas represent opportunitites for significant improvements. What 5 steps would be required to realize on-farm savings and return water to the river? Find out here: http://bit.ly/2yZv50uRead more

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