Comments were accepted during the public scoping period from July 6, 2017 to July 24, 2017.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service is currently developing a Draft Watershed Plan-EA for the proposed project in cooperation with Central Oregon Irrigation District, the Deschutes Basin Board of Control, and Farmers Conservation Alliance. Upon completion of the Draft Watershed Plan-EA, another public meeting and comment period will be held.
Past Public Meeting:
Monday, July 10, 2017
5:30 - 7:00 PM
707 SW Kalama Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
For further information please contact:
Farmers Conservation Alliance
11 3rd St, Suite 101
Hood River, OR 97031
Please note: Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment –including your personal identifying information –may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Further information on the public involvement process can be found at the Council of Environmental Quality's Citizens Guide to NEPA.
Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) was established in 1918. The District’s mission is to provide reliable and efficient delivery of water to our patrons in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner with courtesy and integrity.
The District provides water for about 45,000 acres within an 180,000 acre area in Central Oregon. More than 700 miles of canals provide agricultural and industrial water to the Terrebonne, Redmond, Bend, Alfalfa and Powell Butte areas. In addition, COID provides water to the City of Redmond and numerous subdivisions; in Bend, many parks and schools receive water through the COID system.
The system consists of two main canals: the Pilot Butte Canal, which runs north through Bend, Redmond and Terrebonne; and the Central Oregon Canal, which runs east, through Bend, Alfalfa and Powell Butte. Both canals divert water from the Deschutes River.
The proposed project would modernize the remainder of COID's Pilot Butte Canal and associated laterals, improving water conservation, water delivery reliability, and public safety. The project would improve water quality and stream habitat in the upper Deschutes Basin while improving the economic sustainability of agriculture in the Deschutes Basin.
Learn more about the proposed project in the documents below. Learn more about Central Oregon Irrigation District at http://coid.org/