Irrigation districts play an invaluable role in conveying water supplies throughout the Deschutes Basin in Central
Oregon to many farm and ranch families, and are also working diligently to improve fish and wildlife habitat.
No one ever said rural agriculture was easy work. But these days, the rural spirit that pioneered our country is at dire risk. Dwindling, uncertain water supplies are making it harder and harder for farmers to grow their crops, feed our communities, and keep rural values alive. To preserve our traditional way of life, we must look to updating antiquated irrigation infrastructure in a way that does the most good
for farmers, the community, and the environment.