Jul
9th
'19

July Board Meeting

Aug
13th
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August Board Meeting

Sep
10th
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September Board Meeting

Oct
11th
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October Board Meeting

Nov
12th
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November Board Meeting

Dec
10th
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December Board Meeting

Jun
11th
'19

June Board Meeting

May
16th
'19

May Emergency Meeting

May
14th
'19

May Board Meeting

May
1st
'19

May Special Meeting

Apr
9th
'19

April Board Meeting

Mar
26th
'19

March Special Meeting

Mar
12th
'19

March Board Meeting

Feb
12th
'19

February Board Meeting

Jan
10th
'19

January Board Meeting

Dec
27th
'18

December Special Board Meeting

Dec
11th
'18

December Board Meeting

Nov
30th
'18

November Emergency Board Meeting

Nov
19th
'18

November Special Board Meeting

Nov
13th
'18

November Board Meeting

Nov
1st
'18

November Special Board Meeting

Oct
25th
'18

October Special Board Meeting

Oct
24th
'18

Open House at Powell Butte Community Center

Oct
18th
'18

Open House at Mt. View High School, Bend

Oct
9th
'18

October Board Meeting

Sep
26th
'18

Open House at Mt. View High School, Bend

“Beneficial use” is the use of irrigation water to produce a crop, grass, or landscape areas. This means that the irrigation water will be used on land that has been designated for this purpose — irrigable land, not rock piles, driveways, roadways or under structures.Read more

Oregon's water laws are based on the principle of prior appropriation. Prior appropriation ensures that the first person to obtain a water right has first access to water in times of shortage.Read more

An irrigation diversion is a channel that deflects water from a stream channel for irrigation purposes. Do you know how many diversions we have in COID?Read more

We've been busy sharing our Otto Otter Canal Safety Program to over 1,050 second graders throughout Central Oregon! The best way to be safe from canals is to stay away. It’s not only dangerous for children; it’s hazardous for everyone, including your pets.Read more

Learn how to conserve water in your garden this summer through OSU Extension Service. You can sign up for drip irrigation basics, landscape, and pollinator garden classes. Learn more on their website. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/county/deschutes/eventsRead more

As temperatures start to climb, now is a good time to ensure you've created a defensible space in the event of a wildfire. Defensible space is a buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it. Learn tips at http://www.projectwildfire.orgRead more

Did you know ... A.M. Drake initiated the first water diversion company in Central Oregon, the Pilot Butte Development Company, that also platted and mapped Bend, Oregon.Read more

Saluting those who have served our country on this Memorial Day.Read more

Are you ready for a 3 day weekend? What outdoor activities will you and your family take part in this weekend?Read more

The FFA Creed by E.M. Tiffany I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds – achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years. I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny. I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil. I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so–for others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me. I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.Read more

The first phase of COID's piping project is to develop a 30% design for the entire length (approximately 25 miles from Smith Rock to Bend) of the Pilot Butte Canal. Once the 30% design is complete, final engineering documents for individual canal segments will be developed for construction of the pipeline system. The District will host open houses to share the design and answer questions. Construction will occur in phases, beginning in the Smith Rock area. Timing for subsequent phases will be determined based on engineering design and funding opportunities.Read more

Instream leasing refers to the temporary transfer of a water right to protect instream flows. The landowner (water right holder) retains ownership of the actual water right while the Deschutes River Conservancy (or other organization) obtains use of the water for a specified period of time. Landowners may donate their water or are paid for each acre of water leased for temporarily leaving their water instream. Contact us to learn more! http://coid.org/Read more

Trivia: The Deschutes River was named Rivière des Chutes or Rivière aux Chutes, French for River of the Falls, during the period of fur trading. The waterfall it referred to was the Celilo Falls on the Columbia River, near where the Deschutes flowed into it.Read more

A BIG thank you to Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Oregon for cleaning up the area near the North Canal Fish Ladder! We appreciate the work of the inmates and Corrections Team!Read more

Piping open irrigation canals is one of several tools we have to increase water reliability for farmers and fish, decrease energy costs, reduce operation and maintenance costs, and restore fish and wildlife habitat in the Deschutes River. Can you name other tools?Read more

Happy Mother's Day!Read more

Our friends at Upper Deschutes Watershed Council are hosting their annual fundraiser for their education program on May 17th, at Brasada Ranch. This is a great way to support their watershed education program which seeks to educate, engage and activate the next generation of environmental stewards. https://www.upperdeschuteswatershedcouncil.org/events/upstream/Read more

Farmers, want to get the most from your pasture this summer? Attend the pasture management series with Oregon State University Extension Service. Call 541-447-6228 for more information.Read more

COID is working with partners to create a Watershed Plan-Environmental Assessment for the District modernization project. The watershed planning process works within a framework to identify and quantify specific causes and sources of water quality problems. It also identifies water quality goals and specific actions required to solve water resource challenges.The Plan could be flood protection, restoring wetlands and other critical habitats, or managing stormwater. Learn more here: https://oregonwatershedplans.orgRead more

Support regional farmers ... stop by the Bend Farmers Market each Wednesday through October and stock up on local veggies and fruits. https://www.facebook.com/BendFarmersMarket/Read more

We hope to see you at the Deschutes River Conservancy Riverfest Dinner & Auction on Saturday, May 11. All proceeds from the event support the DRC’s mission to restore streamflow and improve water quality in the Deschutes Basin.Read more

Great reminder from Central Electric Cooperative!Read more

Irrigation flows gradually increase (ramp up) at the beginning of the season and ramp down toward the end of the season. Full flows are generally available from mid-May through mid-September. Please let us know if you have questions on the delivery schedule!Read more

Spring is here! Show us photos! Photo courtesy of Doug Watson.Read more

*1000 homes are powered by 1 MW of hydroelectricity