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Water Is Tight

Thursday, 06 September 2018 14:19

Water is tight as season nears end

As an update to my June water report, early season dry conditions, poor snow accumulation in the mountains, and a Wickiup sinkhole led to a less than favorable start to water supply conditions early in the irrigation season.

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Precious Resource: Balancing Agriculture, Conservation & Recreation

Friday, 24 August 2018 10:29

Did you know 55 percent of the carrot seeds in the U.S. are grown in Jefferson County and another 10 percent is grown in Crook and Deschutes Counties?

That’s just one of the sectors that drives the agricultural economy in Central Oregon.

In tonight’s cover story, Brian Jennings looks at the growing concerns over the key resource needed to keep that economic engine alive: Water.

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2018: makings of a tight water year for farmers

Monday, 16 July 2018 09:25

Madras Pioneer, Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Consistent with my preseason water supply report to North Unit Irrigation District patrons, dry conditions and poor snow accumulation in the mountains have led to a less than favorable forecast for the balance of the 2018 irrigation season... Click on link for full article.   2018: makings of a tight water year for farmers

 

Central Oregon Reservoirs

Monday, 16 July 2018 09:04

Central Oregon reservoirs a cause for concern

Barely 18 months after Central Oregon’s first above-average snowpack in years, its large reservoirs are once again running drier than normal as the heart of irrigation season approaches.... Click on link for full article.

Central Oregon Reservoirs

   

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