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Madras, Oregon 97741
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Water Supply Information

2018 Allotment & Water Turn On Date

The North Unit Irrigation District Board of Directors has reviewed the current weather and water supply conditions for the 2018 season. The Board has set the tentative water release date from the Bend Headworks and Haystack Reservoir for Monday, April 2.  District crews will begin priming the system on Tuesday, April 3 with water deliveries available in most areas of the District on Friday or Saturday.

 

The North Unit Irrigation District Board of Directors also set a tentative water allotment at 2.25 acre-feet per acre for Deschutes River water right lands, and 1.25 acre-feet per acre for Crooked River water right lands. The District will continue to monitor weather and water supply conditions to determine whether adjustments to the allotment are warranted.

 

In order to insure system priming is carried out in the most efficient manner please make sure that all wheel-lines, hand-lines, equipment, livestock fences and any other items are not on the canal easements.  The District is not responsible for damaged items that are left within the District’s easements.

 

Updated 2017 Allotment & Water Turn On Date

The North Unit Irrigation District Board of Directors held a special board meeting to discuss the water start date. After review of the current weather and water supply conditions the board has set a new tentative water start date. The new water release date from the Bend Headworks and Haystack Reservoir will be Monday, April 10 with water deliveries available in some areas of the district on Friday, April 14, 2017 and should be available to the whole project by Monday, April 17.

 

2017 Allotment & Water Turn On Date

The North Unit Irrigation District Board of Directors has reviewed the current weather and water supply conditions for the 2017 season. The board has set the tentative water release date from the Bend Headworks for Monday, April 3 and Haystack Reservoir for Wednesday, April 5. District crews will start priming the canals on April 6 with water deliveries available in some areas of the district on Friday, April 7.

 

The North Unit Irrigation District Board of Directors also set a tentative water allotment at 2.50 acre-feet per acre for Deschutes River water right lands, and 1.50 acre-feet per acre for Crooked River water right lands. The district will continue to monitor weather and water supply conditions to determine whether adjustments to the allotment are warranted.

 

Albany Democrat Herald - Better snowpack, but drought concerns linger in Oregon - April 3, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Irrigation season is underway in central Oregon, and while the state's snowpack is better than it was last year, the effects of last year's drought linger. read more...

 

Madras Pioneer - Farm water availability uncertain - February 10, 2016

The seats were packed, and anxious farmers lined the walls at the Central Oregon Farm Fair Feb. 3, to hear reports on the availability of irrigation water for the coming season. read more...


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