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Email Communication

Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

North Unit Irrigation District is launching a new patron email service that will help keep patrons better informed of things that affect the district and your irrigation service/water rights. Please click on the link below.

Email communication form (pdf 184kb)


Business of the Year Award

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 09:53



Citizens who went the extra mile in their dedication to the community were recognized at the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet, held Sept. 15, at the Erickson Aircraft Collection.

The theme of this year’s banquet was “Celebrating 70 Years of Water,” in honor of the establishment of North Unit Irrigation District, which brought irrigation water, and generations of new farmers to the county.

Local growers Gary Harris and Marty Richards gave a program on the history of the formation of the irrigation district, and the population boom that followed. read more...


Irrigation Leader Magazine

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 00:00

Collaborative Restoration Efforts in Oregon’s Deschutes River Basin and the Threat of ESA Lawsuits:
A Discussion With Mike Britton, Craig Horrell, and Ken Rieck


Deschutes River basin irrigation districts deliver water to more than 150,000 acres of productive agricultural lands in central Oregon. They are the foundation of the region’s agricultural economy and stewards of the region’s land and water resources. For decades, the irrigation districts have been collaborating with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as local conservation groups, to conserve water and improve fish and wildlife habitat throughout the Deschutes River basin. Eight central Oregon irrigation districts form the Deschutes Basin Board of Control (DBBC), which serves as a forum for the respective districts to coordinate and share resources to improve water deliveries, conserve water, and enhance river conditions. North Unit Irrigation District’s (NUID) Mike Britton is the president of the DBBC. DBBC efforts have yielded 90 different projects and returned 80,000 acre-feet o fwater annually back to the Deschutes River and its tributaries in the basin. read more go to page 4...


Developing Low-Head Hydro in the High Desert

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Water Quality Requirements

Friday, 21 August 2015 12:41

Water Quality Requirements:

Canals and Ditches

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