Board of Directors Vacancy

Hermiston Irrigation District

Board of Directors Vacancy

Notice is hereby given that a position for Director is coming up for election in Divisions 1, 2, and 5. The position in Divisions 1 and 5 are for a three-year term. The position in Division 2 is for a one-year term.   Nominating petitions for candidates wishing to be placed on the ballot are available at the District office located at 366 E. Hurlburt Avenue Hermiston OR. Candidates must own land in the division they are being nominated for. Nominating petitions with no less than ten qualified elector signatures must be filed with the District no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 10, 2023 to be placed on the ballot.  Elections will be held on November 14, 2023 at the District office.

Annette Kirkpatrick

Board Secretary

Hermiston Irrigation District

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Labor Day Closure

HID’s office will be closed Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day. If you need immediate assistance on this day, please call 541-561-7680. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, September 5th.

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August Board Meeting Cancelled

HID has cancelled the August board meeting due to lack of quorum.

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End of 2023 Irrigation Season (Projection)

We project that the 2023 Irrigation Season will end the first week of October.

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A-Line Herbicide Treatment

HID will be treating with A-Line Canal with Nautique herbicide on August 1, 2023.

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G-Line Outage

HID will be shutting off the G-Line Pipe for a few hours this morning. The G-Line supplies water to properties in the area of Baxter Rd, Banks Ln, Punkin Center to Columbia, S Cabana Rd & Thorny Grove on the east side of Hermiston. It is scheduled to be turned back on around noon. We are sorry an inconvenience.

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Herbicide Treatment July 19, 2023

HID will be treating the upper end of the Maxwell Canal with Nautique aquatic herbicide tomorrow, July 19, 2023.

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Maxwell Treatment

HID will be treating the Maxwell Canal with Nautique aquatic herbicide tomorrow, July 18, 2023.

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Herbicide Treatment July 13, 2023

HID will be treating the A-Line Canal with Captain aquatic herbicide on Thursday, July 13, 2023.

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What is the grassy stuff in our screens?

It is pond weed! Commonly, Sago Pondweed which is an aquatic invasive weed that is widely found in the United States, South America, Europe, Africa and Japan. Like many of the other Districts the 17 western states, HID uses Copper Sulfate products and mechanical methods to treat and remove pond weed.

Sago pond weed thrives and grows quickly (4” – 6” per day) on hot sunny days. Its reproduction cycle is most active June – August. HID screens the head of every piped lateral, treats with herbicides weekly and removes the pond weed with machines. Our field crew is doing all they can to keep up with this nuisance. They work daily to treat canals, clean screens, repair & maintain infrastructure, and maintain a safe level of water in our canals.

There is a restricted-use product available called Acrolien, brand name Magnicide H, that can be used to treat pond weed and algae but is costs about three times as much as copper sulfate products and it is toxic to humans, fish, animals and wildlife. Due to the high toxicity levels of Acrolien, HID opts to use more eco-friendly products.

For more information you can access this report on Aquatic Invasive Species prepared by Portland State University.
https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/sites/agscid7/files/ag-ed-sci/sytsma_aquatic_invasive_weeds.pdf

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