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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Have you heard of crop insurance? Would you like to know more about it? Register for the webinar tomorrow, 1/26 from 2pm-3pm, ab...

Have you heard of crop insurance? Would you like to know more about it? Register for the webinar tomorrow, 1/26 from 2pm-3pm, about Crop Insurance Options for Small- and Mid-Size Farms in Central Oreg…

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National Compliment Day offers a wonderful way to brighten someone's day or to give credit for a job well done! A compliment has...

National Compliment Day offers a wonderful way to brighten someone's day or to give credit for a job well done! A compliment has a powerful effect, they motivate people, they spread happiness, and the…

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The 2022 Nature Nights start Jan 26th with the virtual event, "A Low-to-No Snow Future" with Dr. Alan Rhoades and Dr. Erica Siir...

The 2022 Nature Nights start Jan 26th with the virtual event, "A Low-to-No Snow Future" with Dr. Alan Rhoades and Dr. Erica Siirila-Woodburn. The snowpack we have depended on for decades is declining,…

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Get ready to ‘havarti’ a ‘gouda’ time, because it’s National Cheese Lovers Day! We don't know when cheese was discovered, the ea...

Get ready to ‘havarti’ a ‘gouda’ time, because it’s National Cheese Lovers Day! We don't know when cheese was discovered, the earliest recording was in 5500 BCE in what is now…

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Happy National Popcorn Day! Popcorn became popular in the US in the middle 1800's. By 1900 you can get popcorn by horse-drawn po...

Happy National Popcorn Day! Popcorn became popular in the US in the middle 1800's. By 1900 you can get popcorn by horse-drawn popcorn wagons. In 1908 the national anthem of baseball was born, " Take M…

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"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only LIGHT can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only LOVE can do that." Martin Luther K...

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only LIGHT can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only LOVE can do that." Martin Luther King, Jr.…

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Piping Update: 2022 started with slight delays in delivery of steel pipe due to poor road conditions. Crews were able to install...

Piping Update: 2022 started with slight delays in delivery of steel pipe due to poor road conditions. Crews were able to install a few pieces of 108’ steel pipe, continued with excavation, began …

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RATE INCREASES: The District’s ability to provide reliable irrigation water depends greatly on having enough revenue, most of wh...

RATE INCREASES: The District’s ability to provide reliable irrigation water depends greatly on having enough revenue, most of which comes from patron charges. COID is planning a series of rate in…

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Tuesday Trivia: Dairy Fam Trivia 1. How many compartments does a cow stomach have? 2. What are young female cows, who have never...

Tuesday Trivia: Dairy Fam Trivia 1. How many compartments does a cow stomach have? 2. What are young female cows, who have never given birth to calves called? 3. How many gallons of milk will a cow ma…

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National Save the Eagles Day was first recognized in 2015. In 1972 Bald Eagles were one of the first Eagles to be added to the s...

National Save the Eagles Day was first recognized in 2015. In 1972 Bald Eagles were one of the first Eagles to be added to the special protection list. In 2007 Bald Eagles were officially delisted as …

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Today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Here are a few ideas to show your support 1. Wear blue all day 2. Shine blue lights ...

Today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Here are a few ideas to show your support 1. Wear blue all day 2. Shine blue lights from your home 3. Make cards for a local department 4.Give blood in the n…

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Water bank project could help drought-stricken North Unit and restore flows

We are excited to announce our 2022 share water bank pilot program! The program will provide a cash payment to Central Oregon Irrigation District patrons who volunteer not to use irrigation water for…

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It's National Bean Day! This day celebrates the bean in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Not only are beans an exceptionally healt...

It's National Bean Day! This day celebrates the bean in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Not only are beans an exceptionally healthy meal and snack choice, but they supply an excellent source of fiber a…

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Happy National Trivia Day!

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Are you interested in learning more about the effective and sustainable management of your home horticultural landscape? Take th...

Are you interested in learning more about the effective and sustainable management of your home horticultural landscape? Take the 12- week Online Master Gardner Course, Jan. 7 - Apr. 15, 2022. Click t…

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Happy New Year, from COID!

Happy New Year, from COID!…

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Have a happy and safe New Years Eve. COID will be closed today, 12/31, in observance of New Year's Day.

Have a happy and safe New Years Eve. COID will be closed today, 12/31, in observance of New Year's Day.…

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Pledge of Allegiance Day!

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Part 5 of 5: Deschutes River Basin Habitat Conservation Plan 9. What about bull trout, the other federally listed species cover...

Part 5 of 5: Deschutes River Basin Habitat Conservation Plan 9. What about bull trout, the other federally listed species covered by USFWS in the HCP? How are they doing? Bull trout use waters covered…

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Merry Christmas from COID!

Merry Christmas from COID!…

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