Tumalo Irrigation District

History and Vision

Originally known as the Tumalo Project, Tumalo Irrigation District (TID) was diverting water in support of regional agriculture as early as the 1880s and formally became a district in 1900. 

TID’s mission is to manage water resources to meet present and future needs of its patrons in ways that are economically and environmentally responsible. The District’s priorities are water conservation, improving water delivery efficiencies, and preserving and restoring native habitat in the Deschutes River Basin.

Today, TID has two diversion sources, Tumalo Creek below Shevlin Park and the Deschutes River near Pioneer Park, as well as Crescent Lake storage. The District serves 667 patrons; manages more than 80 miles of piped and open canals; and irrigates more than 8,110 acres growing hay, alfalfa, garlic, lavender, and pastures for livestock.

To date, the District has piped over 7 miles of canals and returned saved  water instream through Oregon’s Allocation of Conserved Water Program. The project proposes to provide watershed protection by continuing to  modernize canals and laterals in TID.

Learn more about at Tumalo Irrigation District at www.tumalo.org

Swalley Irrigation District

History and Vision

Since 1899, Swalley Irrigation District (Swalley) has been a progressive, responsible steward to one of our most precious natural resources, water. 

Swalley provides water to approximately 4,333 acres in and around the City of Bend. The District’s mission is to support ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable agriculture, recreation, industry, and lifestyles through providing renewable energy and irrigation service for the common good. The District's contemporary primary objectives are to continually modernize and protect its infrastructure and water rights in the face of an urbanizing environment such that water is able to be managed in the most efficient and sustainable manner possible during the next 100+ years.

Swalley holds the oldest, most senior water rights on the Deschutes River. Despite being one of Oregon's smaller irrigation districts, Swalley has made some of the largest contributions back to the river with conserved water. Over one third of the Swalley water right has been permanently dedicated back instream as a result of piping projects and modernization. The project proposes to provide watershed protection by modernizing the remainder of Swalley’s Main Canal and laterals.

Learn more about Swalley Irrigation District at https://www.swalley.com/

Central Oregon ID

History and Vision

Established in 1918, the Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) is a Municipal Corporation of the State of Oregon. 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 project proposes to provide watershed protection by modernizing the Pilot Butte Canal and associated laterals.

Learn more about Central Oregon Irrigation District at http://coid.org/