Irrigation Season 2021 is scheduled to begin April 11, 2021. This is the date the main head gate at the river will be opened. This date does not reflect the date you will receive water unless your headgate is on the main canal and it is already open.
The canal system has to be fully charged before headgates will be opened. As the amount of water in the main canal is increased, side laterals will be opened up until all laterals are open and have sufficient water in them for headgates to be opened. This process can take anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks. The amount of water we put into the system depends on the demand.
If your headgate is closed, you must call the office and leave a message requesting your headgate be opened. We do not take requests for head gate adjustments via email.
It is the landowner's responsibility to ensure their headgate is clean and clear of debris as well as screens, pumps, pipelines and private ditches. Your flows will be much better if your systems are clean and in good working order.
Headgate adjustments are NOT made over the weekend. Please call the office for an adjustment by Thursday in order to have your adjustment made on Friday for the weekend.
If you have an after hours emergency, please call 541-719-8267 and someone will return your call immediately (for emergencies ONLY).