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WELCOME TO RRVID WEBSITE

October 4, 2019 

Please click on this link to view a very informative Story Map Presentation of: The Bradshaw Drop Piping Project!

https://rvcog.maps.arcgidf9e4s.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=96b28bc544a94055bc0fc366cdb

♦  Water Shut Off Date is October 1st, 2019  ♦

As water season is coming to a close soon,

we would like to thank all of our Water Patrons

for doing their part in helping us

make it a successful irrigation season. 

 

Wednesday July 10, 2019

WATER SEASON UPDATE: 

Water season is well underway and water began flowing May 6, 2019.  As always, please help us by doing your part to keep the ditches and canals clear of debris and obstacles that my obstruct water flow.  It is important that you call us at least once during the water season so that we have on record that you are using your water right.  Remember to use your entire water right at least once every five years to avoid the “5 Years Non Use” Rule (A water user who is no longer using his or her water rights must notify the District of such non-use so that the District may petition the Water Resources Commission for a transfer of the water right to other irrigable land under ORS 540.574 (1999). If a water user has not made beneficial use of the water to which the user is entitled for a period of three (3) successive years, the District shall advise the user and any security interest holder of record that if the user does not use the water for a fourth (4th) successive year, the District may petition the Water Resources Commission for a transfer of the water right under ORS 540.574 (1999). A water user within the District shall not execute an affidavit of non-use or voluntary cancellation without District approval.) This information can be found in our District Rules and Regulations Handbook which is also available here on our website under “District Info”.

Please call us to place your water order and to leave a message for your ditch rider to call you with your rotation schedule information.  

Please continue to check our website for updates!

February 7, 2019

Letter from the Manager

We want to thank all of our Water Patrons for your support as we struggle through these drought years.  Please continue to review the TeaCup Diagram for the most up to date reservoir levels.

For current TeaCup levels,  Click here > >  https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/roguetea.html

Update on 2019 water season: 2018 was a rough year for everyone.  We were able to get through the season, making complete and full deliveries for as long as we had the water to do so.  2019 water season will still be considered a drought season.  By reviewing the TeaCup, you will see that the reservoirs are well below average and without more snow in the mountains; they are likely to stay this way.

In a season of normal operation, RRVID relies on stream flow for the first 1 1/2 to 2 months of the water season.  In drought years, we pull from the reservoir storage from day one.  This puts a strain on the system.  2019 is looking like we will probably be pulling on the reservoir supply from day one.  If that is the case, we may have another short season.

Update on the piping project:  RRVID has been working on installing 3.2 miles of 48″ HDPE fusion welded pipe on part of our system between HWY 140 and Antelope Creek.  This will put approximately 40 to 42 pounds of pressure to the farm with hopes of eliminating pumping cost.  This is the first of what we hope to be, the beginning of modernizing RRVID.  So far RRVID has been able to do all of this work through Grant dollars and State funds that we acquired before starting the project.

In closing, let’s continue to hope that we start seeing more snow in our mountains so that our reservoirs continue to fill before Spring and the beginning of water season.  Please continue to check back on our website to see the date that water season will begin for 2019 and other important information.

Sincerely,

Brian Hampson   District Manager/Secretary

Reminder: When water season begins, please call our office at 541-773-6127 to order your water or to find out your rotation schedule.  Because this is a drought year, please remember to call and tell us if you do not plan to use your water so that we can conserve as much water as possible.

April 29, 2018 - Letter to the Editor - Mail Tribune

Thanks for Pipeline Funding

The Rogue River Valley Irrigation District is pleased to report that we have received the needed additional funding from the Oregon Legislature to install the Bradshaw Drop Piping Project. We plan on starting to lay pipe later this year and should be finished in 2019.

We want to especially recognize Rep. Pam Marsh for all the assistance she provided in getting the funding restored after our project’s funding was initially approved but then canceled last year. Rep. Marsh worked tirelessly to help communicate the benefits of the project to the leadership of the Legislature as well as the governor’s office in addition to working across the aisle to reach broad bipartisan support for our project.

We also want to thank the environmental groups, local municipalities and agricultural producer organizations among other various local entities whose support was integral to showing that this project had wide-ranging benefits for Southern Oregon.

Brian Hampson, RRVID District Manager

Bryan Baumgartner, Board President

Larry Martin, Board Member

Gerald May, Board Member

CURRENT UPDATE 10/02/2018: Bradshaw Drop Piping Project
RRVID has started the process of installing the 48" fusion weld pipe. The first step is to install the two siphons. These photos show the welding of the pipe and the installation of one of two siphons.

RRVID was successful in obtaining $1,895,000.00 from the Oregon General Fund to put toward the Bradshaw Drop Piping Project.  We now believe we  have all of the funding in place to put 3.3 miles of open canal  into pressure rated pipe.  RRVID will be making two stream crossings within the in-stream work period between June 15th and September 15th of 2018.  We will then start putting the rest of the canal in pipe after the 2018 irrigation season has ended which will be around the 1st of October.

Click here for information regarding the Bradshaw Drop Project.

Water Conservation Grant

The Board of Directors and Management of the Rogue River Irrigation District are pleased to announce that we have entered into a grant agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation to pipe an approximately 1.2 mile section of the Hopkins Canal from Spring Creek to Antelope Creek. RRVID is also looking to obtain additional grant funding for a connected canal piping project that would allow us to provide pressurized water to our patrons along piped sections of the current Hopkins Canal to Bradshaw Drop. We are also partnering with the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District (JSWD) to look at opportunities for our patrons to receive assistance in converting from flood to sprinkle irrigation systems. We are excited about the benefits this project will have for our District and its patrons.

For more information click here

View current reservoir levels at the US Bureau of Reclamation Website

Reclamation Reform Act

Any water user who owns and/or leases irrigated land totaling 40.1 or more acres west of the Mississippi River must annually (or more often) file RRA forms with the District office prior to receiving irrigation water.

If your landholdings change in any way during the irrigation season, which includes, but not limited to: moving your property into a trust or the passing of one or more of the property owners, then it is imperative that you contact the District office to update your RRA forms.

Board Meeting Information - Updated Monthly

The October 2019 Board Meeting will be held at the District office at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday October 9, 2019.  

The meetings are open to the public. Please contact the office at least one week in advance if you have something to present to the Board so that we can place you on the agenda. Agenda click here  https://www.rrvid.org/board-meeting-agenda/