Central Oregon Irrigators Ask Counties to Declare Drought

On February 21, 2022, the Deschutes Basin Board of Control submitted drought declaration requests to commissioners representing Jefferson, Crook, and Deschutes counties. The letter also requests that …

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Central Oregon Irrigators Ask Counties to Declare Drought

On February 21, 2022, the Deschutes Basin Board of Control submitted drought declaration requests to commissioners representing Jefferson, Crook, and Deschutes counties. The letter also requests that …

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Pilot Butte Canal Watershed Plan & Environmental Impact Statement

HOW TO GET INVOLVED Submitting comments is the most effective way to make your voice heard in the EIS process. Please feel free to send comments at any time during the process. Comments may be: …

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Deschutes Basin Habitat Conservation Plan Complete

On December 31, 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the completion of the Deschutes River Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The HCP is a collaborative strategy to share water resou…

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Districts make last-ditch effort to conserve water for Deschutes River

By MICHAEL KOHN The Bulletin Dec 12, 2020 Habitat Conservation Plan could require district to release 300 cfs of water into the Deschutes by 2028 As farmers across Central Oregon face a third straight…

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Feds sign off on Ochoco Irrigation’s nearly 17-mile canal piping project

By KTVZ news sources Published December 15, 2020 Goal is to boost streamflows in the Crooked River, McKay Creek PRINEVILLE, Ore. (KTVZ) — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service ann…

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Tug of water: Plan restores flows to Upper Deschutes but may fall short for threatened species

OPB By Bradley W. Parks (OPB) Bend, Ore. Dec. 2, 2020 Frogs and fish in the Upper Deschutes River will get more water in the winter, but it may not be enough to protect them. The U.S. Fish and Wildlif…

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Feds OK Central Oregon Irrigation District $30 million canal-piping project

By KTVZ news sources Published July 9, 2020 Water savings will pass to North Unit Irrigation District REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Plans to modernize a portion of Central Oregon Irrigation Distri…

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New ‘Raise the Deschutes’ campaign aims to raise awareness of river’s issues

A coalition of Central Oregon conservation-focused partners announced Monday they are launching a regional public awareness campaign to increase knowledge about the opportunities to improve the health…

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MORE WITH LESS: HOW IRRIGATION MODERNIZATION MAKES LIFE BETTER FOR FISH, FARMS AND FAMILIES

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MORE WITH LESS: HOW IRRIGATION MODERNIZATION MAKES LIFE BETTER FOR FISH, FARMS AND FAMILIES

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MORE WITH LESS: HOW IRRIGATION MODERNIZATION MAKES LIFE BETTER FOR FISH, FARMS AND FAMILIES

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Editorial: Close the gap on water in the Deschutes Basin

Bend Bulletin Editorial Board, Published Sept. 9, 2019 Farmers near Madras and Culver have had to again this year let some of their land fallow because of lack of water, as The Bulletin reported on Sa…

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Editorial: Close the gap on water in the Deschutes Basin

Bend Bulletin Editorial Board, Published Sept. 9, 2019 Farmers near Madras and Culver have had to again this year let some of their land fallow because of lack of water, as The Bulletin reported on Sa…

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Editorial: Close the gap on water in the Deschutes Basin

Bend Bulletin Editorial Board, Published Sept. 9, 2019 Farmers near Madras and Culver have had to again this year let some of their land fallow because of lack of water, as The Bulletin reported on Sa…

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DESCHUTES BASIN HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN UPDATE

The eight irrigation districts that serve Central Oregon and the City of Prineville have committed over a decade to working with local municipalities, state and federal agencies, the Confederated Trib…

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DESCHUTES BASIN HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN UPDATE

The eight irrigation districts that serve Central Oregon and the City of Prineville have committed over a decade to working with local municipalities, state and federal agencies, the Confederated Trib…

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Swalley Modernization Project Authorized to Move Forward

Piping project will keep more water in-stream for fish and sustain local agriculture  (April 4, 2019) – Plans to continue modernizing aging irrigation infrastructure in the Swalley Irrigation …

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Swalley Modernization Project Authorized to Move Forward

Piping project will keep more water in-stream for fish and sustain local agriculture  (April 4, 2019) – Plans to continue modernizing aging irrigation infrastructure in the Swalley Irrigation …

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Arnold Irrigation canal-piping project public meeting set

KTVZ.COM April 2 BEND, Ore. – The Arnold Irrigation District and project partners are holding a public meeting later this month to gather public input on a canal piping project to modernize ag…

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Arnold Irrigation canal-piping project public meeting set

KTVZ.COM April 2 BEND, Ore. – The Arnold Irrigation District and project partners are holding a public meeting later this month to gather public input on a canal piping project to modernize ag…

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Another irrigation district piping project coming to Bend

Bend Bulletin Published April 5, 2019 Central Oregon residents will have a chance to weigh in later this month on a massive project to pipe canals to the south of Bend. The Bend-based Arnold Irrigatio…

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Another irrigation district piping project coming to Bend

Bend Bulletin Published April 5, 2019 Central Oregon residents will have a chance to weigh in later this month on a massive project to pipe canals to the south of Bend. The Bend-based Arnold Irrigatio…

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Guest column: Finding common ground for farmers, food and fish

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Guest column: Finding common ground for farmers, food and fish

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Oregon’s water infrastructure hasn’t been upgraded for 100 years. Some think it’s time to fix that.

Oregon Business, December 12, 2018 by Caleb Diehl Published in Energy and Environment Part one of a new series of stories that investigates how the business community is creating soluti…

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Oregon’s water infrastructure hasn’t been upgraded for 100 years. Some think it’s time to fix that.

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Guest column: City, county, irrigation districts committed to long-term Crooked River health

BEND BULLETIN: Published Nov. 24, 2018 BY BETTY ROPPE AND BRIAN BARNEY Central Oregon’s current drought conditions, coupled with a lower-than-average snowpack forecast this winter, has understand…

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Guest column: City, county, irrigation districts committed to long-term Crooked River health

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Spring Newsletter 2018

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service & Deschutes Basin Board of Control

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Digging rodents threaten canal safety in Central Oregon

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System Improvement Plan Overview

Central Oregon Irrigation District operates and maintains over 400-Miles of main and lateral canals combined to deliver water to approximately 46,222 acres of irrigated land. The volcanic nature of th…

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Settlement Agreement in Oregon Spotted Frog Lawsuit

On October 28, 2016, five central Oregon irrigation districts (Arnold, Central Oregon, Lone Pine, North Unit, and Tumalo), the United States Bureau of Reclamation, and two environmental groups submitt…

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Mr. and Mrs. Drake Come To Town

It was a long way from Minnesota to the quiet bend in the river that was to become the bustling town of Bend. The year was 1900, and it was no accident that the Drakes found their way to the high dese…

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Water Outlook 2017

Winter has started off with a bang. All basins within the State are at or above average for precipitation and snowfall. The wintery blast will give our 2017 season a boost but more importantly it will…

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Instream Lease Program

The Instream Lease Program is a cooperative effort between COID, The Deschutes River Conservancy, and Oregon Water Resources Department. The program allows water rights to be temporarily leased back t…

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Beneficial Use - Use It Or Lose It

  We’ve talked about it in our newsletters, on our website, in our educational outreach, and still, many of our users are surprised when they receive a letter from COID regarding non-use of…

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Congratulations to Barbara Fehl

“40 years? Wow, seems like she just got out of high school”, said Ron Nelson the District manager from 1980-2006. He added, “Barb had an unwavering dedication to customer service. No …

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Don't forget, the 2022 Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo starts tomorrow Aug 3rd. We will see you there! https://expo.deschutes.org...

Don't forget, the 2022 Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo starts tomorrow Aug 3rd. We will see you there! https://expo.deschutes.org/ …

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Fun Fact Friday: Dairy products are Oregon’s fifth most valuable commodity! Did you know, it's National Lasagna Day? Lasagna L...

Fun Fact Friday: Dairy products are Oregon’s fifth most valuable commodity! Did you know, it's National Lasagna Day? Lasagna Love is a Non-Profit organization where volunteers make and deliver …

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Trivia Tuesday!! How many tons of hay were produced in 2021?

Trivia Tuesday!! How many tons of hay were produced in 2021? …

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Employee Spotlight: Dan Downing Today marks Dan's 10 year anniversary with COID. Dan is our GIS/Operations Analyst and takes car...

Employee Spotlight: Dan Downing Today marks Dan's 10 year anniversary with COID. Dan is our GIS/Operations Analyst and takes care of all COID's mapping needs. In Dan's spare time he enjoys watching hi…

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2022 Balloons Over Bend returns July 22rd-24th. This will be a weekend to remember with balloon launches each day at dawn. http...

2022 Balloons Over Bend returns July 22rd-24th. This will be a weekend to remember with balloon launches each day at dawn. https://balloonsoverbend.com/ …

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Summer 2022 Master Gardener BioBlitz

Summer 2022 Master Gardener BioBlitz is 7/23. Time to grab your camera and capture all of the wild plants and animals you see in your garden to share with others. Link below for more info. https://ex…

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The flows in the Deschutes River are dropping and with that the COID delivery rates must decrease. Currently we are at a 75 – 85...

The flows in the Deschutes River are dropping and with that the COID delivery rates must decrease. Currently we are at a 75 – 85% delivery rate in our system. The river flows are being closely mo…

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FLOW/DELIVER UPDATE (7/16/22) The flows in the Deschutes River are dropping and with that the COID delivery rates will be decre...

FLOW/DELIVER UPDATE (7/16/22) The flows in the Deschutes River are dropping and with that the COID delivery rates will be decreasing next week. The river flows are being closely monitored and we will …

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Looking for ways to conserve water this season? You can obtain up to a 26% water savings by replacing leaking gaskets and worn n...

Looking for ways to conserve water this season? You can obtain up to a 26% water savings by replacing leaking gaskets and worn nozzles. Take a look at the programs below to learn how you can be a more…

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This looks like fun!

This looks like fun! Looking for plans next Saturday? Head down to Sam Johnson Park on July 23rd from 5-10pm for an evening of Bacon, Brew and Balloons! Featuring 20+ local brews, food trucks, vendor…

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Join OSU Extension Service for the 26th annual High Desert Garden Tour, July 16th, 9am-3pm. This year will feature six gardens i...

Join OSU Extension Service for the 26th annual High Desert Garden Tour, July 16th, 9am-3pm. This year will feature six gardens in the Bend area. Ticket books are $10.00 per person and include map/driv…

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Don't forget about the Crooked River Round-Up horse races July 13th-16th. Hope to see you there. https://www.crookedriverroundu...

Don't forget about the Crooked River Round-Up horse races July 13th-16th. Hope to see you there. https://www.crookedriverroundup.com/races/…

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Best Ecological Ways to Control Pests in Green Spaces

Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up Series happens every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12pm. July 12th's topic is: Best Ecological Ways to Control Pests in Green Spaces, presented by the Oregon IPM Cente…

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Bend Summer Festival is returning July 9th & 10th. Come and support our local businesses. https://bendsummerfestival.com/

Bend Summer Festival is returning July 9th & 10th. Come and support our local businesses. https://bendsummerfestival.com/…

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Throwback Thursday! This is the original location of the Depot and canal. It would have been between Alder and Evergreen Avenue...

Throwback Thursday! This is the original location of the Depot and canal. It would have been between Alder and Evergreen Avenues prior to construction of Hwy 97.…

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Employee Spotlight: Blayne Biondi Blayne is a Redmond native and is joining COID as the Patrolman for PB2 beat. He enjoys huntin...

Employee Spotlight: Blayne Biondi Blayne is a Redmond native and is joining COID as the Patrolman for PB2 beat. He enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and basically anything outdoors. If you were lookin…

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In observance of July 4th, COID will be closed. We will be back in the office tomorrow. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

In observance of July 4th, COID will be closed. We will be back in the office tomorrow. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!…

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DRC's Raise the Deschutes Seminar Series starts July 14th. This months FREE seminar topic is: What's Wrong with our Rivers? Hydr...

DRC's Raise the Deschutes Seminar Series starts July 14th. This months FREE seminar topic is: What's Wrong with our Rivers? Hydrology and Water Management in the Deschutes Basin Link below for more in…

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Overland Expo is the premier overlanding event series in the world - bringing together all the camping, vehicle, motorcycle equi...

Overland Expo is the premier overlanding event series in the world - bringing together all the camping, vehicle, motorcycle equipment, and services you need to Get Outfitted. Get Trained. Get Inspired…

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As the temperatures rise, please remember canals are not a safe place to cool off. Here is a great video for your kids on canal ...

As the temperatures rise, please remember canals are not a safe place to cool off. Here is a great video for your kids on canal safety. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TczsLbqnErg(Feed generated with…

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