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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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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We are sad to say Jessi Talbott will be leaving COID for a new adventure. She will be missed and we wish her and her family the ...

We are sad to say Jessi Talbott will be leaving COID for a new adventure. She will be missed and we wish her and her family the best on their new journey.…

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National Food Day focuses on healthy and nutritious food. The day aims to help people to “Eat Real.” This is defined by “cutting...

National Food Day focuses on healthy and nutritious food. The day aims to help people to “Eat Real.” This is defined by “cutting back on sugar drinks, overly salted packaged foods and f…

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Making a difference can come in many forms so this day is wide open for participation! 1) Volunteer in your community or for an ...

Making a difference can come in many forms so this day is wide open for participation! 1) Volunteer in your community or for an organization with merit. 2) Be a mentor. Help a youth or another profess…

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Central Oregon Irrigation District is hiring for a Ditchrider/Patrolman position for the Bend Area. Please follow the link below...

Central Oregon Irrigation District is hiring for a Ditchrider/Patrolman position for the Bend Area. Please follow the link below for the job description and how to apply. https://www.coid.org/employme…

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Did you know that an estimated 1/3 to 1/2 of the water diverted for irrigation use is lost between the source and the point of u...

Did you know that an estimated 1/3 to 1/2 of the water diverted for irrigation use is lost between the source and the point of use? These conveyance losses are attributed to seepage, operational spill…

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WINTER STOCK-RUN SCHEDULE Central Oregon Canal (Services east side of Bend, Alfalfa & Powell Butte) November 15-18, 2021 ** Jan...

WINTER STOCK-RUN SCHEDULE Central Oregon Canal (Services east side of Bend, Alfalfa & Powell Butte) November 15-18, 2021 ** January 3-7, 2022 ** February 21-24, 2022 ** Pilot Butte Canal (Services nor…

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Employee Spotlight: Austin Soper Austin has been in Central Oregon since 2005, originally from Reno, NV. He loves anything that ...

Employee Spotlight: Austin Soper Austin has been in Central Oregon since 2005, originally from Reno, NV. He loves anything that has to do with the outdoors including hunting, fishing, snowboarding, go…

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Happy National Boss' Day Craig Horrell! Thank you for all that you do, you are appreciated!

Happy National Boss' Day Craig Horrell! Thank you for all that you do, you are appreciated!…

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Farmers have one of the oldest and most important jobs. On this National Farmer's Day we celebrate the hard work they put in yea...

Farmers have one of the oldest and most important jobs. On this National Farmer's Day we celebrate the hard work they put in year long in order to keep our economy thriving and our stomachs full!(Feed…

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In August, we had the pleasure of welcoming Senator Jeff Merkley to Central Oregon and thank him for his ongoing support of our ...

In August, we had the pleasure of welcoming Senator Jeff Merkley to Central Oregon and thank him for his ongoing support of our conservation efforts. By piping the Pilot Butte Canal, we have the oppor…

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It's National Pumpkin Seed Day! Did you know all the benefits of a pumpkin seed? Looks like it may be time to plan your trip to ...

It's National Pumpkin Seed Day! Did you know all the benefits of a pumpkin seed? Looks like it may be time to plan your trip to a pumpkin patch.…

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COID will be saying goodbye to Jason Neville Oct 6th. Jason has served 13 years with COID, first as a patrolman and most recentl...

COID will be saying goodbye to Jason Neville Oct 6th. Jason has served 13 years with COID, first as a patrolman and most recently on our maintenance team. We are sad to see him go and wish him and his…

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The 2021 Bend Fall Festival starts tomorrow Oct 2-3. Hope to see you there. https://bendfallfestival.com/

The 2021 Bend Fall Festival starts tomorrow Oct 2-3. Hope to see you there. https://bendfallfestival.com/…

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Increasing winter flows in Deschutes River takes conservation and a reliance on science

"Craig Horrell, Central Oregon Irrigation District manager, said the 30 cfs of additional water made possible by converting canals to pipes is just the start of a grander plan to boost releases by 200…

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The VFW was established on September 29, 1899, by a group of veterans from the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrect...

The VFW was established on September 29, 1899, by a group of veterans from the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection. They have since grown to be the nation’s largest group of comb…

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Bob Schinkel is Retiring after 18 years of service with COID. His last day will be October 15th and he will be greatly missed. B...

Bob Schinkel is Retiring after 18 years of service with COID. His last day will be October 15th and he will be greatly missed. Bob thank you for your years of service, we hope you enjoy your new adven…

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It's National Hunting & Fishing Day! Take a look at the links below for information about Hunter Education for youth and adults,...

It's National Hunting & Fishing Day! Take a look at the links below for information about Hunter Education for youth and adults, and all about the fishing opportunities we have in Oregon. https://www.…

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Check out the New exhibit at the High Desert Museum starting 9/26. This exhibit celebrates daredevils that brought spectacle to ...

Check out the New exhibit at the High Desert Museum starting 9/26. This exhibit celebrates daredevils that brought spectacle to the High Desert landscape. https://highdesertmuseum.org/daredevils/(Feed…

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Don't forget about DD Ranch for your pumpkins! Their pumpkin patch opens this Saturday 9/25.

Don't forget about DD Ranch for your pumpkins! Their pumpkin patch opens this Saturday 9/25. Only 3 more days until doors are open for pumpkin patch! Look at how awesome our front desk is looking! Rig…

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