The funding will support major improvements to aging infrastructure, benefiting agriculture, rural communities, and conservation efforts in Oregon.
The East Fork Irrigation District (EFID) celebrated a project underway to pipe and pressurize 56 miles
of open-ditch irrigation canals. The ten-year plan will conserve water in the Hood River watershed while saving more than $300,000 per
year for farmers
The potential for more piping projects in the Deschutes and Crooked River Basins could provide a major conservation and economic boon as rural communities face a looming drought and the unemployment crisis of the Covid-19 shutdown.