Main Canal: March 18
Boardman: March 20
Irrigon Pressurized System: April 1
Water start-up always depends on wind and rain, but here is our plan for 2016. The main canal will be watered up March 18 & 19. Water would come in to flush the upper canal on Friday, March 18, then be decreased briefly for checkboards to be placed. We would take the water into Boardman a few days later.
Canal Irrigators: Please have all your headgate and screen work completed by Friday morning, March 18.
Irrigon Pressurized System: Plan for start-up Friday, April 1. Watch reader board at AC Houghton and website as date gets closer.
Updates will be posted as they become available. Please call the office with any questions, 541-922-3814
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