Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District
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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 ZOOM. Please contact Jeff Rola at 541-408-7024 for access to the board meetings.
The Deschutes SWCD meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:00AM - 12:00PM .
Annual Meeting will be via Zoom July 16th 9:00AM call Jeff Rola for access.
Deschutes County Board of Commissioners Meetings click here
Northwest Drought Workshop July 28 - 30 register at
Soil Health Conference "The Foundation for Regenerative Agriculture" July 30 - 31 register at institute.org/annual-meeting-2020
Soil Water Conservation Society (SWCS) 75th International Annual Conference July 27 - 29 Registration is open through July 15th. visit for more information
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The Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD) will be holding board director elections on November 3, 2020 for the following positions:
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 5, and one At-Large position
Directors serve four-year terms. Find out more about becoming a director, zone boundaries, and eligibility requirements by clicking on the icon above.
Election forms and more information can be found at:
A 'Declaration of Candidacy' and 'Petition for nomination signature sheet' must be submitted by each candidate to Deschutes County Clerk and the Oregon Department of Agriculture by 5:00 pm on August 25, 2020!
Water Supply Outlook Updates
The water supply forecast for the spring and summer of 2020 is below-average for most of Oregon, except for near- or above-average for northeast Oregon basins, including the John Day, the Grande Ronde, and Umatilla watersheds. Water supply forecasts are particularly low for basins in central, south-central, and southwest Oregon. Water supply forecasts have not changed significantly from a month ago, except for the John Day and Grande Ronde basins in northeast Oregon. What has changed from a month ago is the increasing certainty of the forecasts; this is primarily due to the high likelihood that there won’t be significant precipitation through the remainder of the summer.