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#Agriculture supports our local #farmers & #ranchers, this we know. It also supports countless retailers, service providers, firefighters, police officers, doctors, teachers and business owners in Central Oregon Find out how what’s good for agriculture is good for our local area, and how you personally help protect our most precious resource: http://bit.ly/23ybhY7Read more

Don't let summer months slip by without taking advantage of locally grown organic produce! Brook's Alley in downtown Bend is open every Wednesday 3-7pm thru October 11th. Friday’s market at Mtn. View High School is open Fridays 2-6pm and runs thru August 18th. You'll feel good inside because you supported #LocalAgriculture - and your tummy will thank you.Read more

Big news! Tumalo, Swalley, and Central Oregon Irrigation districts will be applying for a portion of recently appropriated funding for water conservation projects in the region. These projects will improve efficient use of water within the districts while allowing the districts to dedicate conserved water instream. It's important for the community to voice their support of this process before the cutoff TODAY! Please watch the video and follow the link to send your email of support for our river and our community - and a BIG thanks to the Deschutes River Conservancy for supporting the districts! https://vimeo.com/226211417Read more

Watershed plans bring canal debate back into view - watch KTVZ's recent coverage on the issue: http://bit.ly/2u3pW21Read more

Our district operates and maintains over 400 mi. of canals that collectively deliver water to 46,222 acres of productive land. The volcanic nature of #CentralOregon's geology results in the propensity for seepage losses in many areas of the COID canal system. Via a comprehensive system improvement plan, we are analyzing our entire system with the goal of becoming more efficient. See more of the plan details here: http://bit.ly/2u33jLdRead more

Bend's concert season is in full swing, and Les Schwab Amphitheater's July line-up will surely not disappoint! A look at what is coming up this month: Jack Johnson on July 20th & Diana Krall on July 25th. Complete concert calendar here; so get out there and enjoy our beautiful summer nights! http://bit.ly/2tusHfDRead more

Don't miss next weeks @HDFFA sponsored Seed Saving Class! Since saving seeds is important to our community and our future, attend & learn how to save seeds from your own back yard. http://bit.ly/2ttVH7eRead more

The U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) manages #WatershedProtection and provides technical and financial assistance to irrigation districts to plan and implement authorized watershed projects. Read more about its projects here: http://bit.ly/2tud8VuRead more

Want to experience #farm and #ranch life? CROP - Crooked River Open Pastures offers free farm tours and rotating #FarmersMarkets throughout #CentralOregon. See the complete schedule of diversified calendar of farm events here: http://bit.ly/2ttJcIVRead more

Thanks for being a part of what makes our #CentralOregon community, and our country great! Have a happy - and safe - 4th of July everyone!Read more

Statistics show that 55% of all irrigation water is lost due to evaporation. More efficient water results in efficient energy benefits for the whole community & is essential to long-term sustainability of #CentralOregon's natural resources. What are we doing to foster this mission? We're proud to say that we have taken the first step in creating a comprehensive modernization plan. Stay tuned for updates! http://bit.ly/2ttR5xYRead more

Madras Saturday Market gets up and running June 3rd. Fresh, local produce grown in Madras and Culver, beautiful flower and vegetable starts, local honey, fresh local eggs, Cada Dia cheese + more. In Sahalee Park with live music from local musicians. 9am-2pm. http://bit.ly/2ses5qGRead more

The latest report from the Portland office of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service showed that the statewide snowpack in all river basins was 155 percent of average as of May. http://bit.ly/2opwqaCRead more

Hey #CentralOregon, what's happening on McKay Creek? The #Salmon and #Steelhead habitat is set to be restored, that's what! The McKay Water Rights Switch will restore natural flow to the middle reach of McKay Creek by allowing landowners in this reach to trade their private McKay Creek water rights for Ochoco Irrigation District (OID) water rights, sourced from Prineville Reservoir. In exchange for more reliable OID water, McKay landowners will transfer all 11.2 cfs of certificated McKay Creek water rights instream. Restoring the natural hydrograph in this reach of McKay Creek will provide critical habitat for salmon and steelhead, support Crook County’s rural agricultural economy by providing more reliable agricultural water to irrigators, and help stabilize OID’s assessment base for future urbanization by adding patrons. The McKay Creek Water Rights Switch will also provide a great opportunity for the DRC to work with local partners (such as the Crooked River Watershed Council) to remove remaining fish passage barriers along the Creek and restore riparian habitat. The DRC is in the process of signing a MOU with OID and will begin local outreach efforts this summer.Read more

In the coming weeks, several #IrrigationDistricts will be applying for federal funding through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program. Tomorrow, from 6:30 - 8 PM at the Environmental Center, learn about the program and how it translates directly to restoring the Deschutes River during "WWW (Wonky Water World) Part 1: The Connection between Irrigation Modernization & River Restoration". Margi Hoffman from Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA) will share what her organization has been doing over the past 18 months with irrigation districts in #CentralOregon. Also, Deschutes River Conservancy's Natasha Bellis will be there to walk you through how Oregon's Conserved Water Program works. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2sV0hLKRead more

Since today's the 1st day of summer let's talk more canal safety tips: people and pets are not allowed in canals. Don't jump in to retrieve a pet; call 911 for help. Canal sides are slippery, and despite seemingly calm surface waters, undertow currents are insidiously strong & have caused fatalities. Please help educate our kids about canal safety so we can have a happy and safe summer.Read more

Wishing all you Dad's out there a very #HappyFather'sDay!Read more

The #DeschutesRiver flows right through the heart of #CentralOregon and is probably one of your favorite places, right? Unfortunately, at various times throughout the year, sections of the river suffer from low streamflow resulting in poor water quality, degraded habitat for fish and wildlife, and streambank erosion. This Monday, June 19th from 7 - 8:30 PM at FootZoneBend, come find out how working with the irrigation community and other basin stakeholders is the key to fixing this problem. There's a lot work to be done and we need you to be a part of the solution! Sign up here: http://conta.cc/2sC1IyzRead more

Fantastic front page coverage via the Bend Bulletin of the newly installed fish ladder on the #Deschutes! Read all about it here: http://bit.ly/2sBIuJaRead more

North Unit Irrigation District (NID) patron spotlight: Martin Richards, Board of Directors. His Division 3 covers the east area of Madras. Thanks Martin, for your devotion and hard work in supporting DBBC's mission! http://bit.ly/2seLrMyRead more

Saturday, June 10, a coalition of Deschutes River stakeholders, including High Desert Food & Farm Alliance, DBBC , and the Coalition for the Deschutes, hosted an all-day field trip aimed at educating the community about the critical, and often intricate, role of the Upper #DeschutesRiver in #CentralOregon. The “Spring to Sprouts: River to Farm Field Trip” began with a visit to the Deschutes River at La Pine State Park, downstream from Wickiup Reservoir of the Deschutes River’s headwaters at Little Lava Lake. The tour continued to the North Canal Dam in Bend, where water is diverted for agriculture, and will conclude at two farms in Jefferson County, which rely on the Deschutes River for irrigation. Participants at each stop gained insight into the river’s remarkable region-wide impact and learn about the collaborative efforts underway to create long-term sustainable solutions for habitat, agriculture and recreation. “We are thrilled to be part of a coalition that is working together to manage our region’s water responsibly,” said Gail Snyder executive director for Coalition for the Deschutes. “Spring to Sprouts is a unique opportunity for the public to see first-hand the river’s impact on our food supply, and to learn about conservation efforts to protect and restore the natural habitat while meeting the water needs of our community.” Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2opwqaCRead more

Tomorrow evening, don't forget to attend our community information meeting at the Pump House in Terrebonne at 6 PM! The meeting is to educate customers on upcoming irrigation district improvement projects, and to provide a question and answers format. We will be discussing upcoming modernization projects, including benefits and timelines. Questions? Call 541-548-6047 or visit www.COID.org.Read more

For the first time in more than a century, native #RedbandTrout will be able to move freely between both sides of the North Canal Dam on the #DeschutesRiver #inBend, thanks to the completion of the North Canal Dam Fish Passage Project, officials announced Friday. Many thanks to our partners - the irrigation districts of the DBBC, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Upper Deschutes Watershed Council!! Find out more here: http://bit.ly/2opwqaCRead more

Chef Rohrer of Broken Top Bottle Shop #inBend says she's been a fan of the #FarmToTable movement since the 1970s. "It circulates money into the region's economy. It's good for the economy and it keeps our local consumers well fed," she says. Stop by 1740 Pence Lane and support our local food based community! http://bit.ly/2seeWy1Read more

*1000 homes are powered by 1 MW of hydroelectricity