It is OID’s mission to effectively and efficiently serve the current and future irrigation needs of our patrons by economically operating and maintaining the districts resources with honesty and integrity.
To ensure an uninterrupted flow of water to your property, please make sure that all private ditches are clean and clear of overgrowth, weeds, leaves and trash. It is the responsibility of the water user to maintain their ditches. Be sure to inspect ditches for gopher and other rodent damage and repair as needed before the irrigation season begins.
The allocation has been set at 2.5 Acre Feet. This is below the average 3.0 Acre Feet due to the poor winter runoff and low storage in our reservoirs. We haven’t seen water levels in Prineville Reservoir this low to start the season since 1992. It’s important for all District patrons to understand the need for wise stewardship of this resource and to practice efficient irrigation practices to avoid water shortages. Please call your water on and off, repair leaky pipes/gaskets, and check and replace worn nozzles. It’s each patron’s duty to manage their personal allocation of water efficiently. No bump in allocation is expected this year so once a patron has used their allocation of water they will be finished irrigating for the year. If you have questions or need assistance on how to save water, please contact the office. We appreciate your help.
Your continued cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated in these challenging times.
The Board of Directors of Ochoco Irrigation District will hold their regular monthly board meeting at 7:00 a.m. on the third Monday of every month. Consistent with Oregon public meeting requirements, any member of the public who would like to participate may contact the OID office for assistance. (Call (541)447-6449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) Accommodations will be made for those needing additional assistance.