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IRRIGON WATER USERS MEETING

Thursday, February 3, 2022 – 6:00 pm.

Stokes Landing Senior Center, 195 Opal Place, Irrigon

Many of you are new landowners; some of you have been members of our community for a long time; most of you have questions. Please join us so we can meet and answer the questions you have. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Lisa at the office at 541-922-3814 or by email at lisa@westextension.com.

We look forward to seeing you!

AGENDA:

Overview, Irrigon System (past, present, and future)

Water Rights 101

How does the Irrigon system work? The role of the ditchrider. How does overuse occur?

Meter or no-meter. How to know how much water you are using. How to read your meter. The District’s goad for a fully metered system.

Your bill and how to set up payment arrangements or pay online.

Development in Irrigon. How will it affect me? When to contact the District. Irrigation and federal easements and rights.

Question and Answers.

CANAL TREATMENT SCHEDULED

West Extension Irrigation District will be treating its main canal for algae and pond weed over the next 2 days.  The treatment will be done in 2 phases:

The upper canal (Phase 1 Inlet to Division Rd. in Irrigon) will be treated with Argos (chelated copper) on Wednesday, August 18th.  Treatment will start at approximately 6 am and last for 6 hours, at a rate of 1 ppm.  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 has a lengthy holding time.

The Irrigon and Boardman canals, from Division Rd. in Irrigon to the end spill in Boardman, will be treated with copper sulfate crystals, starting at 11 pm on Tuesday, August 17th at Division Road in Irrigon.  Waters are considered “treated” from 11 pm Tuesday to 7 pm Friday.

For questions or more details, please call the District office at 541-922-3814.  Thank you.

CANAL TREATMENT SCHEDULED

West Extension Irrigation District will be applying the aquatic herbicide “Argos” (liquid chelated copper) in the BOARDMAN canal only (siphon to end) on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

Treatment 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.

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.

CANAL TREATMENT SCHEDULED

The WEID will apply the aquatic herbicide Magnacide H© to its main canal on Wednesday, May 19, 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 3 Mile Dam to the endspill in Boardman.  Waters are considered “treated” from 6 am Wednesday to 8 pm Thursday.

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