IRRIGATION SEASON SHUT DOWN

Due to extremely low reservoir levels and depleted water supply, the district will be shutting the water off to all canals at 7:00 a.m. Friday morning, August 19, 2022. The lower end of some canals may have water in them until  Saturday, while the water drains down through the system.  We would like to thank … Read more

August 3, 2022 Water Supply Update

The hot weather continues which adds to the difficulty of the water flowing through all canals due to the aquatic weed growth. During the heat of the day when the water temperature increases the aquatic weeds raise up in the canal and slow the flow of water. Overnight when the water temperature cools somewhat, the … Read more

Talent Irrigation District project included in bill for funding to modernize water infrastructure.

Senator Jeff Merkley drafted a bill which includes funding to modernize water infrastructure in Oregon. Talent Irrigation District is very pleased to announce that we have been included in this bill for our infrastructure project for the Billings Siphon and Eastside Canal Project. The amount of money allocated for the district is $5M. The estimated … Read more

JULY 27, 2022 UPDATE ON WATER DELIVERIES AND WATER SUPPLY

As we all know, this week is calling for temperatures over 100°. As if the water situation was not problematic enough, these temperatures add to the difficulty of making water deliveries. With these types of temperatures, the water moves slower and there is more evaporation, not to mention that everyone loses patience and tempers begin … Read more

UPDATE ON WATER DELIVERIES AND WATER SUPPLY

Our canals are currently running at full capacity.  Attempting to add any additional flows increases the risk of overtopping the canals on their upper reaches.  Therefore, we have to work with the flows we have and to distribute the water as equitably as possible. We are still struggling to get water to the lower ends … Read more

UPDATE ON WATER DELIVERIES

The office is receiving an unprecedented number of calls regarding when people can irrigate. Some people have already been able to irrigate for a period of time while others have not been able to irrigate as of yet. We posted that we would begin making water deliveries on July 5th, but we still had to … Read more

UPDATE ON THE E-7 LATERAL REPAIRS

The repair has been made to the E-7 Lateral and we are working to charge the line which has to be done slowly so the line does not fail again. People will be able to start irrigating off the line after noon on Thursday, July 14th. If people try to use the water before then, … Read more

MCDONALD WATER USERS ONLY – SYSTEM SHUTDOWN

We were notified today from the Jackson County Watermaster that the flow has dropped off in the creek and he is regulating the district off of the system. With that said, we will be shutting the entire McDonald System off at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 14th.  

MC DONALD WATER USERS ONLY

We received notice today from the Jackson County Watermaster that he will be measuring the water on McDonald Creek on Monday, July 11th and potentially regulating the water rights back to the year 1900. The district’s water right is dated 1915 so we are expecting to be regulated off of the creek, which means we … Read more

BEGINNING TO MAKE WATER DELIVERIES

As we reported earlier, we started increasing the flows in all canals on Tuesday, July 5th and will continue to increase the flows daily until they are at capacity. This process will take a few days. We are working diligently to begin making water deliveries during this ramping up process. It is important for everyone … Read more