Central Oregon Canal Piping Project

The Bureau of Reclamation is working with the Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) to pipe 3,000 linear feet of their main canal near the crossing of Brookswood Boulevard in Bend, OR. This project will conserve five cubic feet per second of water that would otherwise be lost to evaporation and seepage. The water conserved by this piping project will remain instream to improve flows and is expected to benefit fish and wildlife in the Deschutes River ecosystem, including the Oregon spotted frog, a federally listed threatened species. COID is coordinating with the Bend Park and Recreation District to develop future recreational opportunities along the piped section of canal. This project also will enhance public safety and contribute to regional water conservation goals.

To analyze potential impacts associated with this project, Reclamation prepared an Environmental Assessment as required by the National Environmental Policy Act and conducted Section 106 consultation as required by the National Historic Preservation Act.

Questions on the project may be directed to Mr. Gregg Garnett, Bend Field Office Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, 1375 SE Wilson Ave, Bend, OR 97702-2607.

01/2018 Siphon Power Property, Central Oregon Canal Piping Project, Central Oregon Irrigation District WaterSMART Grant EA & FONSI PDF 3.12mb
01/2018 Memorandum of Agreement Among the Bureau of Reclamation, Oregon State Historic Preservation Office and Central Oregon Irrigation District PDF 505 kb

Gregg Garnett
(541) 389-6541 x 226

Bureau of Reclamation
1375 S E Wilson Ave., Suite 100
Bend, OR 97702-2607

Last Updated: 9/11/23