Boardman Canal Treatment Scheduled

West Extension Irrigation District will be applying the aquatic herbicide Copper Sulfate to the Boardman section of its Main Canal on Thursday, June 8, 2017.  The canal will be presumed to have “treated water” from 7 am Thursday to 8 pm Friday.

 

If you require further information, please contact the district office at 541-922-3814.

 

 

IPS-7th St. Pump Station Work Scheduled

We have an urgent repair to do on the 7th Street booster station on the Irrigon Pressurized System.  We have been waiting for a window to do the work when the weather changes and our parts are ready.

The repair is scheduled for June 8 and 9.  This will meanthat there will be no irrigation water for those served by this booster station for those 2 days. 

The system will go off on Thursday morning, June 8.  It will be off Thursday and Friday to do the repair.  We plan to bring it back up on Saturday morning, June 10, barring any unforeseen problems.

This only affects those served by the 7th Street booster station and not the whole Irrigon system.

Monthly Board Meeting Scheduled

The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District will be meeting for its regular monthly business meeting on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 9:00 am.  Meetings are held at the Irrigon Fire Hall at 705 N. Main Street, Irrigon,

Please call the office if you have any questions at 541-922-3814.

Oregon Basin Outlook Report

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have published a document titled Oregon Basin Outlook Report for 2017.

SUMMARY

Storm systems during February pummeled the Pacific Northwest, dumping several new feet of snow in Oregon’s mountains. Rain on snow during multiple atmospheric river events caused rivers to rise rapidly in Western Oregon resulting in flooding and landslides in some areas.  These powerful storms brought record high February precipitation and more than double the normal snow accumulation at numerous measurement sites. Oregon snowpack conditions were essentially unfazed by rain on snow events, and remain above normal throughout the entire state as of the first of March. Streamflow forecasts mirror these conditions and continue to predict well above average spring and summer streamflows.

The long range climate outlook from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is expecting above normal precipitation for the next three months: http://www.cpc.noaa.gov. As storm systems show no signs of stopping anytime soon, confidence is increasing that Oregon is leaning towards an adequate water supply season. However, water users should be aware that temperatures later in the spring and weather patterns over the next few months will play a major role in shaping the final snowpack season and water supply picture.

Updated Start-up Dates

The upper main canal was flushed and charged last week.

Crews are working in Boardman today to prepare that section of the canal for water.  Right now it looks like water will go into Boardman tomorrow (Tuesday, 4/11).

Irrigon Pressure System target is Thursday, 4/13.

Main Canal pump stations will follow that.

Please call the office with any questions or comments.  541-922-3814.