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About Us

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The North Unit Irrigation District is located in the Deschutes River Basin and supplies irrigation water to nearly 59,000 acres of farmland in Jefferson County. North Unit Irrigation District is a quasi-municipality under contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. In addition, the District is a part of the Deschutes Basin Board of Control, a consortium of eight irrigation districts and municipalities that collaborate on issues facing Central Oregon and water users.

Our Mission Statement

Our primary focus

To work together with the community and its partners to protect, enhance and deliver water to its customers in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

65 Miles

Of main canal

235 Miles

Of laterals

58,842 Acres

Of productive, legacy agriculture

55%

Of the nation’s and 40% of the world’s hybrid carrot seed grown within District

55%

Of the productive agricultural acreage dependent on the Upper Deschutes River is within North Unit Irrigation District

70%

Of our irrigated water comes from storage in Wickiup Reservoir, not natural stream flow

200,000 Acre Foot

Of storage in Wickiup when filled to capacity

972 Water Users

Served each year within Jefferson County

Latest News

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2020 Fall Water Supply Update

August 10, 2020 Water Supply Update On July 1, 2020, Governor…

2020 Brings New HEMP Policies

Since its introduction of the 2018 Farm Bill, federal and state…
Photo Credit to Chad Copeland

Lava Island Fish Rescue: a Success!

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Though the date for the event shifted multiple times throughout…

Energy Trust of Oregon Funding

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Did you know that on average 50% of the irrigation systems installed…

Where and how to fund your water savings

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There are multiple avenues to fund irrigation upgrades in Jefferson…

Thank you to Marisa Hossick for the many photos featured within our webpage.

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