As one of Oregon’s oldest irrigation districts, AID has long embraced water conservation. The District has repaired leaks in an historic metal flume, lined 1.5 miles of its main canal and laterals, piped 5.5 miles of laterals, and even eliminated 4.5 miles of old laterals. Diligent water monitoring at turnouts has provided the largest contribution to conservation. AID has reduced its average rate of diversion by approximately 25 cfs since 1997. The District was one of the first to participate in the State’s instream leasing program, and for the past decade has leased roughly 2 cfs into the Deschutes River to benefit fish and wildlife.