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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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Wy'East Project

Monday, 14 July 2014 07:46

Variable Frequency Drive - Optimization Project

VFD Optimization Project (323KB)pdf


Landowner/Water User Mtg

Friday, 18 November 2011 15:04

North Unit Irrigation District is in the process of a conserved water project that was explained in a letter to landowners. A copy of the letter, a document with frequently asked questions about the project and the adopted lottery policy can be viewed by clicking the link below.


Landowner/Water User Letter


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