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BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED

The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District will hold its Monthly Business Meeting on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 9:00 am. 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 (5410 922-3814 if you have any questions.

OFFICE CLOSURE

WEID office will close at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, and remain closed Thursday and Friday. The office will reopen regular time on Monday, October 10. This is so staff can attend a workshop out of town.

Payments can be left in the dropbox in the door or mailed to PO Box 100, Irrigon, OR 97844. Payments can also be made online.

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

Leave a message at the office at 541-922-3814 if you want to speak with office staff. Messages will be returned Monday when the office reopens.

2022 SHUT-OFF DATES

Here are the target shut-off dates for the 2022 irrigation season. ALL DATES ARE WEATHER DEPENDENT. These are only target dates – not set in stone. Meaning: if the weather stays mild, the later dates will be accurate. If the weather turns freezing or rainy, shut off will be sooner.

Pump Stations (Main Canal and Irrigon): October 19 thru 26

Main Canal: October 28 or sooner

Dates will be updated as we get closer.

DIVISION PUMP DOWN

Please check the Irrigon ICE page on FaceBook for any updates over the weekend, as this website is only updated during business hours.

9/23/22 – 4:30 pm – Crews will be in tomorrow (Saturday) to load the pump and take it to Kerns. We will get the pump installed as soon as we get it back.

9/23/22 – 3:20 pm – Crews have determined that the problem is internal to the pump. (This is different than the problem we had in July, which was an electrical problem). They are working on pulling the pump and getting it out to Kerns Brothers for repairs. While they are bringing a piece of equipment to town to lift the pump, they are also seeing if Kerns can pick it up; whichever is the quickest.

9/23/22 – 10:00 am – A call came in last night after hours about low/no flows from the Division Street Pump Station. Crews were on site this morning troubleshooting the problem. They have left for parts/supplies and will be back on site. I will update this post as I have more details.

CANAL TREATMENT SCHEDULED

West Extension Irrigation District will be applying the aquatic herbicide “Argos” (liquid chelated copper) in its main canal over 3 days::

Tuesday                September 13              Boardman Canal (siphon to end)

Wednesday           September 14           Upper Canal (Phase 1 Inlet (East of Power Line Road) to Division)

Thursday               September 15            Middle Canal (Division to I-84)

Treatments will start at approximately 8 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.

The Relocation Canal will be treated with Copper Sulfate Crystals on Wednesday, September 14.  There will be a holding time of 7 hours.  The Division Street Pump Station will be down during the treatment, then turned back on Thursday, 9/15..

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, September 15, 2022 at 9:00 am. 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.