Irrigation ends early in Central Oregon

Irrigation ends early in Central Oregon

The Ochoco Irrigation District closed the irrigation season early this year due to cool temperatures and wet weather.

“The weather cooled off, a substantial rain hit similar to a final irrigation, and we didn’t have any (patron) orders for some time, so we opted to shut off,” said Mike Kasberger, General Manager of the OID.

Kasberger feels that this was a successful irrigation season, particularly given that, at the start of the season, he wasn’t sure there was going to be enough water for all irrigators. The OID depends on a large snow pack each winter to fill the local reservoirs.

Read more at The Central Oregonian.