The 2016 Irrigation Season Has Begun

Hermiston Irrigation District (HID) started releasing water from Cold Springs Reservoir into the A-Line Canal early this morning (4/7/2016). The water released into the A-Line canal will reach the confluence with the Maxwell Canal (near Null Spill) later today. HID plans to begin diverting water from the Umatilla River at the Maxwell Canal point of diversion probably on Saturday (4/9/2016). HID is planning on shutting off the Feed Canal this afternoon due to declining flows in the Umatilla River.