West Extension Irrigation District will be applying the aquatic herbicide Acrolein (Magnacide H) to its Main Canal on Friday, June 23, 2017. The canal will be presumed to have “treated water” from 6 am Friday to 10 pm on Saturday, June 24.
Please contact the district office if you have any questions at 541-922-3814.
District crews are busy replacing deteriorating steel mainline from the Columbia River Pump Station to the PVC distribution lines. Those lines have been replaced over the last 15 years. There are a few sections of 12-inch distribution lines to be replaced also.
Crews have already begun replacing deteriorating and failing panels. 30 concrete panels have been replaced so far in the 8th Street West area, with about 8-9 more to be replaced there to complete that project. There will be MANY more panels to replace along the length of the canal throughout the winter, this is just the first project. We will also have someone in the excavator all winter cleaning silt and debris out of the bottom of the canal – an endless job!
If you have any maintenance concerns, please call the office at 541-922-3814 right away so they can be evaluated. If work does need to be done, it’s easier to get the news now rather than just before water starts when it is harder to schedule. Thanks!
We will be painting the interior of our office and will have limited office hours this week. It has been many years since the office was painted, and it shows.
We will be open Monday and Tuesday regular hours.
The office will be closed Wednesday – Friday for moving and painting and closed Monday, 1/11 for moving back into the office.
Please DO NOT put payments in the drop box, as the only person here during the time we are closed will be our painter. Also, as everything will be out of the office, including our telephone, there will be no way to leave a message. Please call back on Tuesday, January 12.
Thanks for your understanding and patience as we go through this process.
WEID has rain gauges available to landowners in order to monitor your water use. This will help you use only the water that your crop (lawn, pasture, corn, etc.) needs. The gauges are available at no charge to you.
You will find the last 7 days of water needed for your crop and the forecast for the next week. Needs will change as the season progresses. Use of your rain gauge will assure you are not putting on too much or too little water for the needs of your crop. Thanks to IRZ Consulting for this helpful service. They are located in Hermiston.