At the regular North Unit Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting held on March 10, 2020 the board of directors set a tentative 2020 irrigation season start date for April 8. Priming of the system will begin on or around April 1 with farm deliveries anticipated being available on April 8. In addition, the board reviewed current weather and water supply conditions and have set a water allotment of 1.25 acre-feet per acre for Deschutes River water right lands and .60 acre-feet per acre for Crooked River water right lands. The district will continue to monitor weather and supply conditions throughout the season to determine whether adjustments to the allotment are warranted.
Photo credit to Marisa Hossick of the Deschutes River Conservancy