CANAL OUTAGE

9/8/20 – 3:00 pm – UPDATE: Reclamation has repaired the pumps but there are down power lines by the canal that diverts water from McNary Dam to the Bureau pump station. UEC has been working non-stop since the fire trying to get their systems operational. We are hoping to get water turned into the canal tomorrow.

9/8/20 – 11:00 am – UPDATE: Reclamation has reported electrical problems at the pumps. They are bringing in an electrician. In the meantime, we have weed piles and some debris in the canal and have started removal. We will reassess at 2:00 pm.

9/8/20 – 8:30 am: The canal went down last night about 5:00 pm due to a power outage at the Bureau pump station. The outage is due to the fire last night. At this time, we do not have a forecast when the pumps will be back on line.

In the meantime, WEID crews are clearing weeds, debris, and a shed from our canal.

Both items must be complete before we can get water back in the canal. Watch this website for updates.

CANAL TREATMENTS SCHEDULED

The WEID will apply the aquatic herbicide Magnacide H© to its main canal on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.  The active ingredient is Acrolein.  Algae and pond weed are the targeted weeds in the canal.  The upper canal will be treated with this herbicide from the Phase 1 Inlet east of Powerline Road to I-84. 

The WEID will apply the aquatic Herbicide COPPER SULFATE to the Boardman Main Canal (I-84 to Boardman Spillway) on Wednesday,. September 2, 2020.  This will be applied in a granular form..  Algae and pond weed are the targeted weeds in the canal.  The copper sulfate will be applied in the Boardman canal only

Waters are considered “treated” from 7 am Wednesday to 3 pm Thursday.

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

3 CANAL TREATMENTS SCHEDULED

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

Wednesday, August 26, 2020      Upper Canal (Phase 1 Inlet to Division)

Thursday, August 27, 2020          Middle Canal (Division to I-84)

Friday, August 28, 2020               Boardman Canal (siphon to end)

Treatments will start at approximately 7 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 OF DIRECTOR OPENINGS

There are three Director positions that will become open at the end of this year.  Division 1 is a three- year term beginning January 2021.  Division 2 is a one-year term beginning January 2021.  Division 3 is a two-year term beginning January 2021.

Division One:  Umatilla County and Morrow County East of 15th Street in Irrigon . Bob Mueller currently serves.  Term ends this year.

Division Two:  East and South of Irrigon. Abe McNamee currently serves.  Term ends this year.

Division Three:      Irrigon. Warren Kemper currently serves.  Term ends this year.

Those interested should contact the district office for information and to pick up the Nominating Petition

Petitions are due by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The election will be held on November 10, 2020 If more than one candidate files for each open position. Election will be Mail-In.

CANAL TREATMENT SCHEDULED

The WEID will apply the aquatic herbicide Magnacide H© to its main canal on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  The active ingredient is Acrolein.  Pond weed is the targeted weed in the canal.  The entire canal will be treated with this herbicide from the Ramp Weir 2 west of Powerline Road to the endspill in Boardman.  Waters are considered “treated” from 6 am Wednesday to 2 pm Thursday.

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

BOARDMAN CANAL TREATMENT SCHEDULED

The WEID will apply the aquatic Herbicide COPPER SULFATE to the Boardman Main Canal (I-84 to Boardman Spillway) on Wednesday,. August 5, 2020.  This will be applied in a granular form..  Algae and pond weed are the targeted weeds in the canal.  The treatment will be for the Boardman canal only.  Waters are considered “treated” from 7 am Wednesday to 12 pm (noon) Thursday.

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