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

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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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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Today is Central Oregon Irrigation District Day! COID earned this special day on June 26, 2018 on our 100th Anniversary.

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Today is National Food Truck Day! With the wide variety of Food Trucks in Central Oregon, there is something for everyone. Suppo...

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Happy Summer Solstice! Did you know?? In 1902, a British railway system employee named Moses B. Cotsworth attempted to institu...

Happy Summer Solstice! Did you know?? In 1902, a British railway system employee named Moses B. Cotsworth attempted to institute a new calendar system that would standardize the months into even four…

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The Deschutes SWCD is putting on a series of workshops for landowners with irrigation. The 1st one was held two months ago and ...

The Deschutes SWCD is putting on a series of workshops for landowners with irrigation. The 1st one was held two months ago and was very well received. If you would like to attend or if you know of peo…

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Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there! You are appreciated!

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there! You are appreciated!…

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Happy International Waterfall Day! You can celebrate the day by spending time near a waterfall. There are several waterfalls in ...

Happy International Waterfall Day! You can celebrate the day by spending time near a waterfall. There are several waterfalls in Central Oregon, join the challenge and visit them all!(Feed generated wi…

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Friendly Reminder: To avoid interest, be sure to pay the 2nd half of your 2022 irrigation assessment by July 1st. You can make t...

Friendly Reminder: To avoid interest, be sure to pay the 2nd half of your 2022 irrigation assessment by July 1st. You can make these payments online at www.coid.org or by dropping them off at the COID…

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Congratulations to Jace England! Jace England of Powell Butte, OR is a Treasure Valley Community College student and rodeo cont...

Congratulations to Jace England! Jace England of Powell Butte, OR is a Treasure Valley Community College student and rodeo contestant and recently was Saddle Bronc Champion in April, 2022 at the Coll…

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Trivia Tuesday for Flag Day! Since the American Flag was adopted on June 14, 1777, how many versions of the Flag have there bee...

Trivia Tuesday for Flag Day! Since the American Flag was adopted on June 14, 1777, how many versions of the Flag have there been?…

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Irrigation Choices and Design for the Home Garden and Landscape ​

Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up Series happens every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12pm. June 14th's topic is: Irrigation Choices and Design for the Home Garden and Landscape, presented by Alec Kowal…

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Employee Spotlight: Michael Ingram Michael joined our Maintenance Team in May. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, white water ...

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The Biggest Little Show in the World, the Sisters Rodeo, starts today at 6:30pm thru Sunday 6/12. Link below for more info. http...

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Why is D-Day an important day in history? D-Day marks the largest water invasion in the history of warfare. Allied forces broke...

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Today is National Trails Day! This day recognizes all the incredible benefits federal, state and local trails provide to us. The...

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Spencer Stauffer has taken a new position as our Land Use Technician. Congratulations Spencer!

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In honor of Memorial Day, COID is closed today 5/30. Will be back in office tomorrow 5/31.

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The Venardos Circus, a unique broadway-style Circus, is returning to Redmond, OR at the Deschutes County Fair Grounds from May 2...

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