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water start-up update

Yesterday (April 3) we started flushing the main canal.  Today we are lowering the water level to put in check boards, and then will bring the water back up.

Tomorrow (Friday, April 5) we will be taking water into Boardman.

Next week (April 8-12) we will be working on the pump stations on the main canal.

Tuesday April 16 is our target to start water in Irrigon.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR VALVES ARE CLOSED!

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

Board meeting scheduled

The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District will hold its regular monthly business meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 9:00 am.  An Executive Session may be called pursuant to ORS 192.660 to discuss legal issues.  The meeting will be held 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.

Water start-up

We were not able to predict the exact date of water start-up when the newsletters went out due to the crazy winter weather. 

Here are the target dates:

Main Canal:  Start flushing the upper canal:  April 3-5

Irrigon Pressure System:  April 15-17

Please close your valves and have your systems ready prior to start-up.

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

Board Meeting Scheduled

The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District will March Monthly Board Meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 9:00 am.  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.

UPDATE–Meetings Scheduled for February

2/13/19 – Update:  The Board added a second budget meeting, Thursday, 2/18.  See below:

The Board of Directors have scheduled the following meetings for February.

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING & BUDGET MEETING
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 9:00 am

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING & BUDGET MEETING
 Monday, February 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

All meetings will be held at the Irrigon Fire Dept. at 705 NE. Main Street, Irrigon, OR.  Please call the office at 541-922-3814 if you have any questions.

Prison Inmate Labor Crews Back for 19th Year

We have started the manual cleaning of the open ditches in Boardman.  The inmate labor crew from Two Rivers Correctional Institution began their work January 22 and will continue to March 7.  In November and December, they were working on the main canal concrete panels in Boardman.

This is the 19th year that we have used the Inmate Program for cleaning of the laterals and the 6th year for using them on the concrete main canal.  We have been very pleased with the work in both time and value to the District.

Information about the inmate work crew:

  •  Crew work hours will generally be from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
  •  We will start at Lateral 17 (Paul Smith Road)
  •  The crews will be on the lateral or the canal right-of-way
  •  A District employee and a prison guard will be with them at all times
  •  The work crew will be clearly identifiable
  •  These are low security inmates, specifically selected for this work

If you live along the main canal or an open lateral and want to be notified a day in advance of the inmate labor crew working along your property, please call the District office at 541-922-38147.  We will put you on the notification list.  You need to call in each year that you want to be notified, as we don’t keep record from year to year.

Thank you, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.