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Irrigation districts share water for mutual gain

February 27th, 2013

Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) is in the process of piping almost one mile of their I-Lateral canal, located near the Alfalfa Store & Feed. The conserved water from this project will be transferred to farms in North Unit Irrigation District (NUID). NUID will, in turn, transfer 5 cfs instream to the Crooked River to restore critical steelhead habitat. This project upgrades COID’s canal system while reducing NUID’s reliance on Crooked River water. A win across the board for the irrigation districts and fish!

The I-Lateral was one of the leakiest canals in Central Oregon Irrigation District.

The I-Lateral was one of the leakiest canals in Central Oregon Irrigation District.