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On March 29, 2022, the NUID board of directors set the 2022 irrigation season allotments at .45 acre-foot per acre for Deschutes River  and 0.23 acre-foot per acre for Crooked River due to continued extreme drought conditions.  NUID will continue to assess the situation and provide weekly updates to the Board of Directors, who will evaluate and adjust accordingly.

By setting the allotment lower, the NUID Board hopes to avoid water order caps and increase the allotment if conditions permit

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


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


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


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

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