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CANAL TREATMENT SCHEDULED

The WEID will apply the aquatic herbicide Magnacide H© to its main canal on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.  The active ingredient is Acrolein.  Pond weed is the targeted weed in the canal.  The entire canal will be treated with this herbicide from Ramp Weir 2 (west of Powerline Road) to the endspill in Boardman.  Waters are considered “treated” from 6:30 am Wednesday to 9 pm on Thursday.

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

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,          July 21, 2021 (morning)          Upper Canal (Phase 1 Inlet (East of Power Line Road) to Division)

Wednesday,          July 21, 2021 (afternoon)       Middle Canal (Division to I-84)

Thursday,              July 22, 2021  (morning)         Boardman Canal (siphon to end)

Treatments will start 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.

BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED

The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District will hold its Monthly Business Meeting on Thursday, July 29, 2021, 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.

DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, PUBLIC ATTENDANCE MUST BE ARRANGED IN ADVANCE BY CALLING THE OFFICE AT (541) 922-3814.

There will be no meeting in August.

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

OFFICE CLOSURE

Due to a family emergency, the WEID office will be closed Friday, July 9 thru Monday, July 19.

Please email lisa@westextension.com or call 541-922-3814 and leave a message if you need something. Messages will be returned when office is reopened.

If you have a water emergency, you can reach the ditchrider on call at 541-314-0005.

Thank you for your understanding.

CANAL TREATMENT SCHEDULED

WEID will apply the aquatic herbicide Magnacide H© to its main canal on Wednesday, July 7 and Thursday, July 9.  The active ingredient is Acrolein.  Pond weed and algae are the targeted weeds in the canal.  The entire canal will be treated with this herbicide from Ramp Weir 2 (west of Powerline Road) to the end spill in Boardman. 

The treatment schedule is as follows:

Upper Canal: Wednesday, July 7th: Ramp Weir 2 to the I-84 Siphon. Waters are considered “treated” from 6 am Wednesday to 3 am Thursday.

Boardman Canal: Thursday, July 8th: I-84 Siphon to end spill. Waters are considered “treated” from 6 am to 9 pm Thursday.

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

BLUE WATER IN CANAL

WEID is doing a dye study in our main canal today and tomorrow (Tuesday and Wednesday, July 6-7). We are doing the upper canal today and the Boardman canal on Wednesday. This is for a Time of Travel Study for our NPDES Permit. It has to be done once every 5 years.

The water is colored with blue dye that is for agricultural purposes. It is non-toxic and won’t harm plants or animals.

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