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2021 Temporary Water Shut Off

2021 Temporary Water Shut Off Update   At the August 10, 2021 North Unit Irrigation District Board Meeting the board set the 2021 temporary water shut off date and schedule as follows:  The district’s diversion at Wickiup will be shut down between August 18-20.  The last date that ditch riders will make water adjustments will […]

Possible COVID-19 Exposure

July 19, 2021 We have been notified that an individual who has been present at NUID office and Tuesday July 13th NUID Board Meeting, has tested positive for COIVID-19.  We are notifying those individuals who appear to have had close contact with the individual, but we want to alert everyone to the possibility of exposure. […]

How to “Bunch” Your Orders

As outline in this letter from General Manager Josh Bailey, sent out on July 7, 2021 (please contact the office if you wish to be added to our email list), the following adjustments will be implemented starting July 8, 2021. In the Special Board Meeting held on July 6, 2021 at 2pm, the Board of […]

July 2021 Water Allotment Reduction

Dear North Unit Irrigation District Patrons,   It pains me to write this letter, as I am fully aware of the extremely difficult situation that we find ourselves in.  As you know, on June 21, 2021 the NUID Board of Directors was forced to reduce the allotment from 1.0 acre foot per acre (af/pa) down […]

June 2021 Water Allotment Reduction

District Patrons – as communicated previously, early season reports predicted enough water supply to meet the 1 acre-foot allotment for Deschutes River water rights, and the .50 acre-foot allotment for Crooked River water rights for the 2021 irrigation season. Given outside of historical norms supply conditions, implementation of the Habitat Conservation Plan, extreme drought, and […]

“No-Spray” Zone means “You-Spray” Zone

“No-Spray” Zone means “You-Spray” Zone Putting up “no-spray” signs is not enough to maintain a no-spray zone. Patrons need a no-spray permit from NUID and they need to physically manage the noxious weeds that grow within their designated no-spray zone. Because most canal roads are easements through private property, the District does respect landowners’ requests […]

Allotment and Start Date Announced

At the North Unit Irrigation District (NUID) Regular Board of Directors Meeting held on March 9, 2021, the NUID board set a tentative irrigation season start date and irrigation supply allotment. Water will begin to be diverted in Bend on Saturday, April 3, with water being available to most NUID water users on Friday, April […]

Considerations for the 2020 Season’s End

As the 2020 irrigation season winds down, it’s important to reflect upon where we started and how we’ve gotten to where we are today. And in light of these challenges, we continue our best efforts to look forward and to remember that supply conditions can change on a weekly, even daily basis, as supplies diminish. […]

2020 Brings New HEMP Policies

Since its introduction of the 2018 Farm Bill, federal and state policies regarding industrial hemp have increased in clarity and with it, our policies have formalized as well. Since North Unit Irrigation District is a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation project, our policies must align with state and federal guidelines. In the June 2020 Board Meeting, […]