Ochoco Irrigation District is pleased to offer a Dry-Year Water Leasing Pilot Program (“Program”) to help patrons manage water during the 2021 irrigation season. Through this program, patrons will have the option to:
- lease their water to the Program, foregoing irrigation in exchange for payment (Option 1) or
- purchase additional water from the program to bolster their allocation (Option 2).
The Program will support both increased irrigation water and river flows and is being offered in collaboration with the Deschutes River Conservancy.
Participation is100% voluntary, and non-participating patrons will not be impacted by the Program. OID will approve participation on a parcel-by-parcel basis to ensure that district operations are not harmed by Program activity.
Final program details are still in development. To stay informed on how to participate in the program, please contact Natasha Bellis, Natasha@deschutesriver.org (541) 382-4077 x 14
You can also sign up to receive more information about the Program using this form (link to google sheet)
A Program information session will be scheduled for early January 2021. OID will include this information in its annual newsletter, to be mailed at the end of 2020.
Once finalized, additional program information and participation forms will be posted to this web page.
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