The District intends to treat the A Line Canal and the O Line Canal on Monday May 07, 2018.
Water on County Roads is Prohibited per Oregon Revised Statute
368.256 Creation of Road Hazard Prohibited. (1) Except as authorized by the county governing body, an owner or lawful occupant of land shall not allow:
(a) Any water to overflow, seep or otherwise discharge from that land onto a public road under county jurisdiction including, but not limited to, water that is passing over the land, diverted from the land by an obstruction on the land, flowing from the land because of rainfall or discharged from an irrigation sprinkler or other device.
(b) Any structure, tree, drainage way, soil deposit or other natural or man-made thing on that land to present a danger to or create a hazard for the public traveling on a public road or facilities within the right of way of the public road by obstructing, hanging over or otherwise encroaching or threatening to encroach in any manner on a public road that is under county jurisdiction.
(2) A person is not in violation of this section if there is no reasonable method for the person to control, stop or remove the cause of the violation. [1981 c.153 §27]
Click the link below to review the entire Oregon Revised Statute 368 regarding : General Provisions for County Roads, Highways, Bridges & Ferries
Water is on its way.
The A Line is fully charged: The A Line is the main delivery lateral that runs East to West, from Cold Springs Reservoir to Feedville Rd.
We are now flushing the Maxwell Canal. The Maxwell is our second largest delivery lateral. It runs West to East., from Feedville Rd to Ott Rd.
Westside: The H & I Lines are charged.
Eastdside: The B, G and LA Lines are charged, along with parts of the L Line. (There was a blowout on the L Line late last night. It is being repaired)
Manager Kirkpatrick spent the weekend chasing tumbleweeds and keeping the A Line clear as we flushed the main line. The crew will be busy with last minute maintenance projects, burning and spraying today. We will now begin charging the rest of the system starting with the B Line. We will keep you posted as other canals and lines are charged throughout the week.
HID plans to start releasing water from Cold Springs in the next 24 hours. We will begin charging the system and if all goes well we hope to have water to everyone by the end of next week.
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.
HID has completed its 2018 Agricultural Water Management and Conservation Plan. Copies are available at the District office for review. Comments may be sent in care of the District Manager and must be received by April 4, 2018.
HID has 24,770 af in Cold Springs Reservoir and 17,290 af in Exchange Credits, for a Total so far of 42,060 af or 84% of our water for the 2018 season. If the Umatilla River stays up we should have our full entitlement within 25 days.
The field crew is installing safety fencing around the head end of the A-Line, preparing and installing new deliveries, repairing rotating screens, monitoring/inspecting the Feed Canal and preparing for a federal inspection.