Drought and Water

FCA Working To Improve Irrigation Flows In Oregon, Western U.S.
FCA Working To Improve Irrigation Flows In Oregon, Western U.S.
The Farmers Conservation Alliance was recently awarded $120,000 from Google to better manage data, as they help 40 different irrigation communities in the west learn to better manage their water.   “When you think about working with each of those communities and looking at infrastructure that’s a significant part of rural communities, you just have a lot of information that you’re managing."
Central Oregon Irrigation District Announces Shutoff Dates
Central Oregon Irrigation District Announces Shutoff Dates
Central Oregon Irrigation District has announced that it will continue to run at the current delivery rate until October 1st; at that time, deliveries drop to season five flows .  When it comes to the last day of the season, October 13th has been set as the final shut off date for the Central Oregon Canal (service area east side of Bend/Alfalfa/Powell Butte), while October 14th will be the last da
Olsen: Report From Murray Inslee Offers Very Little Direction
Olsen: Report From Murray Inslee Offers Very Little Direction
A recent report issued by Washington Governor Jay Inslee and senator Patty Murray attempted to answer questions about the economic impact to SE Washington and beyond if the Snake River dams were removed.  However, according to Darryll Olsen with the Columbia Snake River Irrigators Association, the report offered very few answers and did not clear up confusion between the two sides of the argument.
Southern Oregon Irrigation District Won't Turn Off Water
Southern Oregon Irrigation District Won't Turn Off Water
The Klamath Irrigation District in Southern Oregon plans to defy a U.S. government order issued last week for a halt to water deliveries to farmers in the drought-stricken basin.  The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation manages the Klamath Project, which includes Klamath Irrigation District and serves 266 square miles of farmland around the Oregon-California border.  A ...
Chumrau: Winter Wheat Looks Good, Spring Remains A Question
Chumrau: Winter Wheat Looks Good, Spring Remains A Question
As combines roll across Idaho, how is this year’s wheat crop fairing?   Casey Chumrau, Executive Director of Idaho Wheat said the 2022 crop is a little more variable than anticipated earlier this year.  She noted harvest started later than anticipated thanks to the cool, wet spring, meaning some operations are 1-3 weeks behind schedule.   “We are pre...

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