Job Opening

Hermiston Irrigation District is looking to add a new Ditchrider to their crew. Ditchriders respond to water requests, remove debris from canals, control water in canals and pipelines for efficient water deliveries, install pipelines, build and pour concrete structures, operate equipment and inspect ditches. General knowledge of mechanics and irrigation systems needed. The ability to bend, reach and lift heavy objects along with the ability to work outdoors in inclement weather necessary. Must live in the Hermiston area. CDL preferred, ability to obtain CDL within 180 days necessary. Competitive salary and excellent benefit package provided. For complete job description and details on how to apply stop by our office at 366 E. Hurlburt Ave, Hermiston or e-mail

Instream Leasing

Did you know that Oregon State Law requires that a water right holder beneficially use their water right at least one out of every five seasons or it could be subject to forfeiture?

HID’s Instream Lease Program offers to temporarily transfer a water rights instream for fisheries, habitat, and enhanced river flow benefits. It allows a patron who has not beneficially used all or a portion of their water rights for the past four years to protect their right by showing beneficial use. This is a temporary one-year lease. Water rights will continue to stay appurtenant to the land that it is assignedto.
HID offers this beneficial use program free of charge to its patrons. If you would like to know more about the instream lease program, please call our office at 541-567-3024 and ask to speak to Karra.
Requests for an Instream Lease should be submitted no later than May 1, 2018.


Hermiston Irrigation District plans to start charging its system on Monday, April 9, 2018 in preparation of the 2018 Irrigation Season.  It takes approximately one week to get water through the entire system.  We are no longer taking orders for new deliveries or winter maintenance repairs. If you are on a flood delivery, new schedules will be mailed out around April 1, 2018.  For questions, please contact our office at 541-567-3024.

Water Rights 101 Workshop

Oregon Water Coalition will host a water rights workshop led by staff from the Oregon Water Resources Department on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 7:00 – 8:15pm at the Hermiston Conference Center.

This workshop will provide an overview of water rights terms and concepts. It is intended for those would like to gain a basic, foundational knowledge on the topic.

Email to RVSP.