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

The Venardos Circus, a unique broadway-style Circus, is returning to Redmond, OR at the Deschutes County Fair Grounds from May 26 - June 5, 2022. Link below for tickets and more information. https://w…

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Here's some trivia for you on National Wine Day! How many vineyards are there in Oregon? How much wine does an acre of grapes ...

Here's some trivia for you on National Wine Day! How many vineyards are there in Oregon? How much wine does an acre of grapes produce?…

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We have two ducks that are in need of a new home/pond. If you have a pond that would welcome them please comment, message or cal...

We have two ducks that are in need of a new home/pond. If you have a pond that would welcome them please comment, message or call us to make arrangements to pick them up. Sometimes domesticated ducks …

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Schillings Garden Market starts today at 10am. Follow link for more info. https://www.facebook.com/events/1456956934706880/14569...

Schillings Garden Market starts today at 10am. Follow link for more info. https://www.facebook.com/events/1456956934706880/1456956958040211/…

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May 20, 1950, was the first celebration of Armed Forces Day. All across the country, the American people joined together to hono...

May 20, 1950, was the first celebration of Armed Forces Day. All across the country, the American people joined together to honor the Armed Forces. The single-day celebration stems from the unificatio…

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We are sad to say Derek Bruce will be leaving COID tomorrow after 4+ years of service. We wish him the best on his next endeavor...

We are sad to say Derek Bruce will be leaving COID tomorrow after 4+ years of service. We wish him the best on his next endeavor.…

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Spring 2022 Master Gardener BioBlitz

Spring 2022 Master Gardener BioBlitz is 5/21. 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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Happy Love a Tree Day! Trees contribute to their environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, c...

Happy Love a Tree Day! Trees contribute to their environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. Love a tree t…

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Bend Brewfest 2022 starts tomorrow 5/13-5/14 noon-9pm. Get your tickets now! Link Below for more info. https://bendbrewfest.com/

Bend Brewfest 2022 starts tomorrow 5/13-5/14 noon-9pm. Get your tickets now! Link Below for more info. https://bendbrewfest.com/…

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Interested in growing roses this year? Attend Growing Oregon Gardners: Level Up Series "Growing Great Roses!" on Zoom tomorrow 5...

Interested in growing roses this year? Attend Growing Oregon Gardners: Level Up Series "Growing Great Roses!" on Zoom tomorrow 5/10 from 12-1pm. Mark Windham, a professor and distinguished chair in or…

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Happy Mother's Day to all the Mother's out there! Enjoy your special day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mother's out there! Enjoy your special day!…

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How much mint is used for Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby?

How much mint is used for Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby?…

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Central Oregon Home and Garden Show starts today at 10am. Free admission all weekend. Link below for more info. https://www.ada...

Central Oregon Home and Garden Show starts today at 10am. Free admission all weekend. Link below for more info. https://www.adairhomes.com/events/6bfde68b-e043-43d5-b74c-1bdc44ef99c8/central-oregon-s…

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Have a happy and safe Cinco de Mayo!

Have a happy and safe Cinco de Mayo!…

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Exciting News, Bend Farmers Market starts their season tomorrow! Their market runs every Wednesday 2-6pm from May 4th - October ...

Exciting News, Bend Farmers Market starts their season tomorrow! Their market runs every Wednesday 2-6pm from May 4th - October 12th. Location: Brooks Alley between Oregon and Franklin Streets, Downto…

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The First Arbor Day was April 10, 1872 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. An estimated one million trees were plated this day. We can k...

The First Arbor Day was April 10, 1872 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. An estimated one million trees were plated this day. We can keep on with the tradition and plant a tree of our own in celebration.(Fe…

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Did you know @Energy Trust of Oregon offers rebates on irrigation hardware and can calculate incentives for pump and irrigation ...

Did you know @Energy Trust of Oregon offers rebates on irrigation hardware and can calculate incentives for pump and irrigation system upgrades to help realize energy-related savings on your farm? Lea…

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Repairs on the Pilot Butte Canal will be completed and turned on tomorrow (Saturday) morning. The turn-on will be very slow so w...

Repairs on the Pilot Butte Canal will be completed and turned on tomorrow (Saturday) morning. The turn-on will be very slow so we can monitor the repair area. It will take some time to ramp up the sys…

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Happy Earth Day! We can all make a difference to our planet.

Happy Earth Day! We can all make a difference to our planet.…

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PILOT BUTTE CANAL BREACH UPDATE A breach in an irrigation canal south of Redmond on Young Avenue between 61st Avenue and Canal ...

PILOT BUTTE CANAL BREACH UPDATE A breach in an irrigation canal south of Redmond on Young Avenue between 61st Avenue and Canal Boulevard flooded the roadways and prompted emergency alerts Wednesday ni…

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