Our region is experiencing extreme drought. Agriculture communities are deeply impacted by the short and long-term impacts of drought.
Drought, severe weather conditions, and the upcoming fire season pose significant threats to the tri-county region's local economy, agriculture, livestock, natural resources, and recreation.
The Districts have taken unprecedented steps to conserve water, reduce irrigation, and improve fish and wildlife habitat.
Nearly every diversion operated directly by the seven Districts includes a protective fish screen that meets state and federal standards. These screens prevent small fish from entering irrigation canals, enabling them to safely move downstream.
A new trend among irrigation districts is the construction of small hydropower facilities inside their existing irrigation systems. Renewable energy generated by rushing water is one of the earliest innovations of irrigation use...
TID and COID initiated a pilot study in 2015 to increase winter/spring releases from Crescent Lake to improve frog-breeding success in Crescent Creek and the Little Deschutes River. The release of additional water from Crescent Lake ...