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West Extension Irrigation District Efficiency Improvement

County: Morrow

Primary Resource Concern Addressed:

  • Source water depletion - Inefficient irrigation water use
  • Weather resilience - Naturally available moisture use

Project Description
West Extension Irrigation District has begun their long-term goal of converting existing open ditch laterals to a piped, closed system. The implementation of this conservation strategy will encourage and assist producers along the laterals to convert existing flood irrigation systems to a more efficient irrigation system and eliminate tailwater at the end of the laterals.

Conservation Practices Offered

  • Irrigation Pipeline (430)
  • Irrigation Water Management (449)
  • Irrigation System, Microirrigation (441)
  • Irrigation System, Sprinkler (442)
  • Pumping Plant (533)
  • Structure for Water Control (587)

Project Partners

  • West Extension Irrigation District (WEID)
  • Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
  • Oregon Department of Water Resources
  • NRCS Oregon
  • Private landowners

Application Questions

NRCS uses prioritization questions to evaluate applications for this initiative. See the list of workload prioritization questions on the Oregon EQIP page. Ranking questions below will also apply.

Ranking Questions

  1. Answer only one for #1:
    a. Will the conservation treatment incorporate Irrigation Water Management with soil moisture sensors and have an annual water savings of 30% or greater from an irrigation system that will be installed as part of the treatment or from an irrigation system that has been installed within the previous 5 years? (Use Irrigation Water Savings Estimator Tool)
    b. Will the conservation treatment incorporate Irrigation Water Management with soil moisture sensors and have an annual water savings of 20%-29% from an irrigation system that will be installed as part of the treatment or from an irrigation system that has been installed within the previous 5 years? (Use Irrigation Water Savings Estimator Tool)
    c. Will the conservation treatment incorporate Irrigation Water Management with soil moisture sensors and have an annual water savings of 15%-19% from an irrigation system that will be installed as part of the treatment or from an irrigation system that has been installed within the previous 5 years? (Use Irrigation Water Savings Estimator Tool)
  2. Will the practices planned for EQIP include new water management tools such as variable speed pump controllers, automated pivot controls, moisture sensors, flow controls, or similar?
  3. Will the conservation treatment be located within one of the priority lateral locations identified by the West Extension Irrigation District (WEID)?