Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District   

625 SE Salmon Ave. 

Redmond, OR. 97756

541-923-4358 Ext. 3190

An Equal Opportunity Service Provider and Employer


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Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD) Meetings click here

NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 issue the Deshutes SWCD  monthly meetings will be held via teleconference. Conference line will be posted prior to the meeting for the public to dial in. The Deschutes SWCD meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:00AM - 12:00PM .

Deschutes County Board of Commissioners Meetings  click here

Mar. 5        Growing Vegetables in Central Oregon, Redmond OR. contact OSU extension

Mar. 5        Deschutes Farm Bureau Meeting, Aspen Lake Golf Course

Mar. 7        Irrigation Water Management Workshop COID patrons, Terrebonne Grange, Terrebonne, OR.

Mar. 11      Keeping your home and property safe from wildfire, Sandy OR. contact OSU Extension



Irrigation Water Management Workshops: 

Tumalo, Swalley and Arnold Irrigation District Patrons - March 14th - Cascade Academy, Tumalo, OR.  CANCELED 

Three Sisters Irrigation District Patrons - April 4th - Pondarosa Inn Bestwestern, Sisters, OR.  CANCELED

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Deschutes SWCD is soliciting applications for a Deschutes SWCD General Manager Position click here to view the Position Description 


The Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD) directors are elected in the November General Election held in even numbered years. Directors serve four-year terms. Director terms are staggered so that all positions are not typically elected simultaneously. For the 2020 Election year three Zone Director positions and one At-Large position will be up for election. find out more about becoming a director by clicking on the icon above.

The water supply forecast for the spring and summer of 2020 is near to above average for northeast Oregon, near-average for western Oregon, and below-average for central, south-central, and southeast Oregon. Water supply forecasts have increased significantly from one month ago for many watersheds, especially in northwest and northeast Oregon. Note that there are still about two months for mountain snow accumulation and three months for significant rainfall, and significant changes in conditions and water supply forecasts are possible.

In 1993, the Oregon Legislature passed the Agricultural Water Quality Management Act,           Senate Bill 1010, directing the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) to develop plans and associated regulations to prevent and control water pollution from agricultural activities and achieve water quality standards. Since then ODA, have worked with Local Advisory Committees, which include farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders, to develop water quality management plans and adopt regulations in Oregon’s 38 water quality regions. The plans give local agricultural landowners a framework in which to improve agricultural water quality and comply with the local area rules. Compliance is required by state law.