Skip Navigation

Farmers Irrigation District - Virtual Public Meeting

Public Notice Announcing Scoping Meeting for Farmers Irrigation District System Improvements

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is considering improvements to irrigation infrastructure in Farmers Irrigation District. Farmers Irrigation District is the project sponsor and Farmers Conservation Alliance is assisting NRCS in this planning process. Improvements under consideration may be partially funded through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 (PL 83-566) and will address water conservation, water conveyance, and operation inefficiencies in District-owned infrastructure, while supporting existing agricultural land use.

The proposed project is located in Hood River County, Oregon. The National Environmental Policy Act and the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations require an evaluation of potential environmental impacts associated with federal projects and actions with input from the public.

You are invited to attend a virtual public scoping meeting where your input is requested. At the meeting, the range of resource issues and conceptual alternatives addressing system improvements to the Farmers Irrigation District will be presented. Participants will have an opportunity to submit their comments, ideas, and concerns.

Virtual Public Scoping Meeting
Date: Wednesday June 16, 2021
Time: 6 PM to 7 PM
Register at: oregonwatershedplans.org

Due to COVID-19 public event restrictions, the meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. A recording of the meeting will be available afterwards at the same website. Media inquiries should be sent to Margi Hoffmann at margi.hoffmann@fcasolutions.org.

Comments may be submitted during the public scoping period starting June 1, 2021 and ending on July 15, 2021. Comments may be emailed to farmers.id.comments@gmail.com, submitted online at oregonwatershedplans.org, submitted via phone at (541) 716-6085, or mailed to: Farmers Conservation Alliance, 102 State Street, Hood River, OR 97031.

Additional information is available online at oregonwatershedplans.org or the NRCS Oregon public notices webpage.