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Central Oregon Irrigation District System Improvements

Public Notice Announcing Scoping Meeting for Central Oregon Irrigation District System Improvements

Published June 16, 2017

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), with assistance of The Farmers Conservation Alliance and in cooperation with the Central Oregon Irrigation District and Deschutes Basin Board of Control as the project sponsor, is considering improvements to aging irrigation infrastructure in the Central Oregon Irrigation District.  Improvements under consideration may be partially funded through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 (PL83-566) and will address water conservation, enhancement of aquatic species habitat and public safety risks while supporting existing agricultural land use.

The work being considered is located in the north-central portion of Deschutes County. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations at 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508 require an evaluation of potential environmental impacts associated with federal projects and actions with input from the public.

You are invited to attend a public scoping open house where your input is requested. The range of resource issues and conceptual alternatives addressing potential system improvements to the Central Oregon Irrigation District will be presented and discussed.

Public Scoping Open House

Date:  July 10, 2017 - Monday

Time:  5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location:  Redmond Grange (707 SW Kalama Ave, Redmond, OR 97756)       

Comments may be submitted during the public scoping period starting July 11, 2017 and ending on July 24, 2017.

Additional information is available at www.oregonwatershedplans.org or the NRCS link for Public Notices: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/or/newsroom/pnotice/

Comments may be emailed to watershed@coid.org

For further information contact:

Margi Hoffmann, Community Relations Director
Farmers Conservation Alliance
11 3rd Street, Suite 101
Hood River, OR  97031
(503) 550-3556
margi.hoffmann@fcasolutions.org

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting to  Margi Hoffman (503) 550 -3556.