CANAL TREATMENT SCHEDULED

West Extension Irrigation District will be applying the aquatic herbicide “Argos” (liquid chelated copper) in its Main Canal over 2 days::

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (2 treatments): Upper Canal (Phase 1 Inlet (East of Power Line Road) to Division) and Middle Canal (Division to I-84)

Thursday, June 30, 2022: Boardman Canal (siphon to end)

Treatments will start each day at approximately 6 am and last for 6 hours. 

Argos targets algae and is applied at the rate of 1 ppm for a 6 hour set.  This low rate of application means there are no holding restrictions on the water.  This compares to the Copper Sulfate Crystals which are applied at a 5-6 ppm rate and have lengthy holding time.

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

IPS WATER SAVINGS PROGRAM

West Extension Irrigation District is committed to water conservation within the District. To further that goal, the Board of Directors approved a rebate program for conservation upgrades to landowners on the Irrigon Pressurized System (IPS). WEID will reimburse 50% of costs for new sprinklers, controllers, valves, etc. up to $200 max for each landowner. Look for your informational postcard in the mail.

To learn more about it, download this information sheet:  Information

Download application now:  Application

For more information, call the office at 541-922-3814 and ask for Emma.

BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED

The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District will hold its Monthly Business Meeting on Thursday, June 16, 20222, at 9:00 a.m.  An Executive Session may be called pursuant to ORS 192.660 to discuss legal issues. 

The board meeting will be held at Columbia Improvement District, 501 E. Columbia Ave., Boardman, OR  97818.

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

WATER UPDATE

UPDATE 6/3/22 – 3:30 PM

IRRIGON was fully pressurized early this afternoon. If you are still having problems, please call the office.

HAMILTON PS: The line has been dug up and is still draining. Crews will be onsite Saturday morning to do the repair. The glue will have to cure overnight. The pump station will be turned back on Sunday.


June 3, 2022 – 9:45 am

IRRIGON: All Irrigon pumps went off last night during the power outage. The IPS River Station and the Division St. Pump Station were turned back on this morning. We are beginning to turn on all of the booster stations. Please hold your calls while we go through this process. If you don’t have good pressure by 1:00 this afternoon, call the office at 541-922-3814 so we can send someone out to investigate the problem.

HAMILTON PS: Was turned off this morning so a valve could be repaired. Work has started. We will let the glue cure overnight. Pump will be restarted Saturday morning on the ditchrider’s regular run.

OFFICE UPDATE

After a 6 day closure due to positive COVID tests for Bev and Lisa, the office reopened on Monday, May 30. We are almost caught up after so long off! Thanks for all of your patience.

The office will be closed on Monday, June 6, due to meetings.

Payments may be left in the drop box or made online. Messages can be left on the office phone at 541-922-3814 and will be returned on Tuesday.

State Ag Department Bringing Awareness of Invasive Weeds

Gov. Kate Brown has proclaimed May 15-21, 2022, to be “Oregon Invasive Weed Awareness Week” and the Oregon Department of Agriculture wants to partner with Oregonians to spread the word, not the weeds.

This week the ODA is focusing on why all Oregonians should do their part in preventing and controlling invasive noxious weeds for the protection of Oregon’s natural resources and agricultural economy.

Invasive noxious weeds are plant species that make, or have the potential to make, significant adverse impacts to Oregon’s natural resources and economy. For example, just 25 state-listed noxious weeds are costing Oregonians $83.5 million annually and, if left to spread could cost an estimated $1.8 billion in economic impact. This highlights the importance and value of active invasive weed prevention and control programs at the federal, state, county and local levels for protection of our economy and natural resources from noxious weeds.

Go online for a list of invasive weeds and what they look like.