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WATER RIGHTS 102: Introduction to Irrigation Districts

FREE PUBLIC WORKSHOP

Tuesday, May 8 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hermiston Community Center (415 S. Hwy. 395)

This event will be hosted by the Oregon Water Coalition and led by April Snell, Executive Director of the Oregon Water Resources Congress.  The workshop will cover fundamental concepts related to irrigation districts in Oregon, including terminology, principles of water use within districts, and associated responsibilities.  It is well suited to irrigation district patrons and individuals whose work occurs inside of or adjacent to irrigation district boundaries.

Space is limited to 40.  Please RSVP here:
https://oregonwatercoalition.org/events/
Questions?  Email marika@oregonwatercoalition.org

 

Water Start-Up Still In Progress

rainbirdWEID crews are still working to get water delivery started to everyone.  There are several areas of the District that don’t have water yet.  It is a process to get water started along our 27-mile canal, laterals, and pump stations.

If you are in one of the groups that still doesn’t have water, please have patience as our crews are working steadily to get delivery started to everyone.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 541-922-3814.

Board Meeting Schedule – CHANGED!!

NOTE:  The Board Meeting has been changed to:

THURSDAY, APRIL 26. 

Still at 9:00 am at the Irrigon Fire Hall.

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The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District will hold its regular monthly business meeting on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.  An Executive Session may be called pursuant to ORS 192.660 to discuss legal issues.  The meeting will be at the Irrigon Fire Department at 705 NE. Main Street, Irrigon, OR.

Please call the office at 541-922-3814 if you have any questions or would like to be placed on the agenda.

Water Start-Up

Water start-up is coming earlier this year than normal.

WEID started diverting water into its main canal last Thursday, March 15, taking water into Boardman on Saturday, March 17.  Laterals will be opened as they are cleaned and needed.  If you need water and your lateral has not been unlocked yet, please call the office at 541-922-3814 to be put on the list.

Remember to always follow your water from the main canal to your property to insure that no weeds have blown in.

The Irrigon Pressure System is on target to start low pressure on Monday, March 26.  The crews are still working on some booster pump station upgrades and pipe replacement.  There is also some maintenance needed on the pumps at the river station.

The system will be on low pressure until April.  After April 2, WEID will begin turning on the booster stations both in Irrigon and on the main canal.

If you have any questions about start-up, please call the office at 541-922-3814.  If you need to order water (flood irrigators and 20+ acres sprinkle), you can call or text your order in to 541-922-9372.

Meeting Dates Set

The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District has set its meeting dates for the remainder of the year.

Meetings will be on the 3rd Thursday of every month except August.  There will be no meeting in August.

Meetings are generally held at the Irrigon Fire Hall at 9 am.

If you want to confirm a meeting or be placed on the agenda, please call the office at 541-922-3814.

Board Meeting Scheduled

**NOTE:  NEW DAY FOR MARCH ONLY**

The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District will hold its regular monthly business meeting on Wednesday, March  21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.  An Executive Session may be called pursuant to ORS 192.660 to discuss legal issues.  The meeting will be at the Irrigon Fire Department at 705 NE. Main Street, Irrigon, OR.

Please call the office at 541-922-3814 if you have any questions or would like to be placed on the agenda.