Central Oregon Irrigation District

Draft Watershed Plan-Environmental Assessment under Development

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is currently developing a Draft Watershed Plan-EA for the Central Oregon Irrigation District Modernization Project in cooperation with COID, the Deschutes Basin Board of Control, and Farmers Conservation Alliance. Upon completion of the Draft Watershed Plan-EA, a public meeting and comment period will be held.

Initial comments on the project were accepted during the public scoping period from July 6, 2017 to July 24, 2017. A scoping meeting was held on:

July 10, 2017

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Redmond Grange 

707 SW Kalama Ave

Redmond, OR 97756 

For further information please contact: 

Farmers Conservation Alliance


102 State St 

Hood River, OR 97031

Please note: Before including your address, phone number, email 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.

History and Vision

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/



Local Government

  • Bend Park and Recreation District
  • City of Bend
  • City of Redmond
  • Deschutes County


  • Burns Paiute Tribe
  • Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs


  • Farmers and ranchers who receive their irrigation water through the sponsoring irrigation districts 
  • Private landowners surrounding the open canals and irrigation infrastructure operated by those districts

Federal and State Agencies

  • Business Oregon
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Oregon Department of Agriculture 
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Oregon Department of State Lands
  • Oregon Governor's Office
  • Oregon State Historic Preservation Office
  • Oregon Water Resources Department
  • Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Forest Service, Deschutes National Forest

Other Organizations

  • Central Oregon Land Watch
  • Coalition for the Deschutes
  • Deschutes River Conservancy
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Upper Deschutes Watershed Council
  • Water Watch of Oregon

Past Meetings

Public Scoping Meeting

Comments were accepted during the public scoping period from July 6, 2017 to July 24, 2017. A scoping meeting was held on: 

July 10, 2017

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Redmond Grange 

707 SW Kalama Ave

Redmond, OR 97756