Pilot Butte Canal Watershed Plan & Environmental Impact Statement

YOU ARE INVITED Please join Central Oregon Irrigation District for an online informal public scoping meeting for improvements being considered to the aging infrastructure of the Pilot Butte Canal Syst…

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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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El Niño could bring warm, dry winter to Central Oregon

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Federal money flows into Deschutes Basin piping projects

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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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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Fire Aware. Fire Prepared Fall Series. After registering, you will receive a confirm...

Are you prepared for the 2022 Fire Season? Check out the upcoming webinar: From the home to the landscape: Fall Edition on Dec 1st 12:00pm - 1:00pm This webinar reviews the principles of defensible sp…

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Happy Thanksgiving! In observance COID will be closed today 11/25 & tomorrow 11/26. Have a happy and safe weekend. See you all ...

Happy Thanksgiving! In observance COID will be closed today 11/25 & tomorrow 11/26. Have a happy and safe weekend. See you all Monday.…

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Trivia Tuesday: How many lbs. of turkey are eaten in the US on Thanksgiving?

Trivia Tuesday: How many lbs. of turkey are eaten in the US on Thanksgiving?…

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WATER STOCK RUN UPDATE: Due to the persistent drought conditions, the Central Oregon Canal Stock Water Run will be postponed. At...

WATER STOCK RUN UPDATE: Due to the persistent drought conditions, the Central Oregon Canal Stock Water Run will be postponed. At this time, we do not have a tentative date, it is all dependent on prec…

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Piping Update: Even with all the rain, we had another successful week for the piping project. DDJ Construction Welding and Hunni...

Piping Update: Even with all the rain, we had another successful week for the piping project. DDJ Construction Welding and Hunnicutt’s joined for prepping of their upcoming work. Looking forward,…

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Fun Facts Friday: History of the Pumpkin Pie 1621 – The Native Americans brought pumpkins as gifts to the first settlers, and t...

Fun Facts Friday: History of the Pumpkin Pie 1621 – The Native Americans brought pumpkins as gifts to the first settlers, and taught them the many uses for pumpkin. They stewed pumpkins or filled…

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Looking for something to do? The 22nd Holiday Food & Gift Festival starts tomorrow 11/19 thru 11/21. Great for one-of-a-kind gif...

Looking for something to do? The 22nd Holiday Food & Gift Festival starts tomorrow 11/19 thru 11/21. Great for one-of-a-kind gifts and support local small business. See you there! https://www.hfgf.com…

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Trail Locator - Bend Park and Recreation District

Did you know: COID has a partnership with Bend Park and Recreation District on several walking trails along our delivery system. Hopefully you are able to explore a few on this National Hiking Day. Fo…

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As much as we hate to lose Ryan Badley as a patrolman, we are excited to have him join our Maintenance Crew. You will still see ...

As much as we hate to lose Ryan Badley as a patrolman, we are excited to have him join our Maintenance Crew. You will still see Ryan out and about, he will just be wearing a different hat. Congratulat…

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Happy World Kindness Day!

Happy World Kindness Day!…

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COID will be closed today 11/11 to observe Veterans Day. Special thanks to our employees that served.

COID will be closed today 11/11 to observe Veterans Day. Special thanks to our employees that served.…

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Central Oregon Irrigation District

WINTER STOCK WATER RUN UPDATE: DUE TO LOW FLOWS IN THE DESCHUTES RIVER THE NOVEMBER 15TH-18TH STOCK RUN FOR THE CENTRAL OREGON CANAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE: November 30 – December 3, 2021*…

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Here is a tongue twister for you on International Tongue Twister Day. There was a fisherman named Fisher who fished for some fi...

Here is a tongue twister for you on International Tongue Twister Day. There was a fisherman named Fisher who fished for some fish in a fissure. Till a fish with a grin, pulled the fisherman in. Now t…

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Fun Fact Friday: Here are a few fun facts about American Football. 1) American football was invented in 1882, making it only 13...

Fun Fact Friday: Here are a few fun facts about American Football. 1) American football was invented in 1882, making it only 139 years old. While it's still an impressive age, this is nothing compare…

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The 2nd year of the Pilot Butte Canal Piping Project is underway. The past month Taylor NW has been working on site clearing, dr...

The 2nd year of the Pilot Butte Canal Piping Project is underway. The past month Taylor NW has been working on site clearing, drilling and excavation. On 11/1 the first 102” steel pipe was put in…

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Employee Spotlight: Riley Floyd Riley is COID's most recent hire. He grew up in Central Oregon and is the patrolman for the CO-3...

Employee Spotlight: Riley Floyd Riley is COID's most recent hire. He grew up in Central Oregon and is the patrolman for the CO-3 beat. Riley loves everything outdoors and especially loves fishing. If …

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Have a Safe and Happy Halloween, from everyone at COID!

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween, from everyone at COID!…

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Charlie Beatty is retiring today after 16 years of service with COID. Charlie thank you for your years of service. We are sad to...

Charlie Beatty is retiring today after 16 years of service with COID. Charlie thank you for your years of service. We are sad to see you go and hope you enjoy your new adventure!(Feed generated with F…

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Have you had a chance to see the 2021 Oregon State Board Agricultural Report? Click the link below to take a look. https://www....

Have you had a chance to see the 2021 Oregon State Board Agricultural Report? Click the link below to take a look. https://www.oregon.gov/oda/shared/documents/publications/administration/boardreport.p…

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Employee Spotlight: Spencer Stauffer Spencer joined COID in August as our Water Rights Technician. Some of his favorite hobbies ...

Employee Spotlight: Spencer Stauffer Spencer joined COID in August as our Water Rights Technician. Some of his favorite hobbies include snowboarding, pick up basketball, walking his dog, and watching …

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