On June 16th, 2022, Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation staff, Board of Directors, and partners met for their annual meeting. After a brief review of the annual report, work plan, and budget, they set off to the three site visits - a pump station and two landowner properties - which showcased the work of DSWCD staff and partners.
These site visits focused on an Irrigation Improvement Project on the G-4 lateral in Redmond which DSWCD, NRCS, and COID collaborated on. DSWCD completed a feasibility study through a grant, allowing DSWCD to provide technical assistance to the landowners along the lateral and assist with the design of the project. Two landowners received funding through NRCS to convert their flood irrigation systems to a sprinkler system. COID installed the pipeline of the lateral as well as the pump station that services and provides on-demand pressurized water. This project is the first within COID to convert a rotation delivery system to an on-demand system for landowners.