Tumalo Irrigation District is a community of people united in their respect for the critical role sustainable agriculture plays in the region; the land and the water resources that nourish that land; and the wildlife that depends on access to healthy, native habitat.
Tumalo Irrigation District is dedicated to improving water flows in the Deschutes River, Tumalo Creek, and Crescent Creek; restoring and protecting native habitat; ensuring reliable water supply for agriculture and recreation; and supplying glacial water to cool the warming Deschutes River.
For nearly 120 years, Tumalo Irrigation District has been the steward of critical water resources in Central Oregon, serving more than 660 families, managing 80 miles of piped and open canals, and irrigating 8,100 acres.
- Notice of office closure, read more here.
- The water start date for the 2020 irrigation season has tentatively been set for Monday, April 13th.
- The next board meeting will be held April 14, 2020.
- Otto Otter teaches kids to be safe around canals and other water sources. Download the Otto Otter Coloring Book here.
Currently Tumalo Irrigation District is staying open for business and water will still be turned on Monday, April 13th. However, the office will be closed to visitors until further notice in an effort not only to ensure the health and safety of our employees, but also...read more
Come Join us! Saturday March 14th, 8:00AM—2:00PM Cascade Academy 19860 Tumalo Reservoir Rd. Bend, OR. 97703 Learn about the upcoming water season, Maintenance tips to ready your irrigation system, Incentives available to landowners, and Knowledge to improve...read more
Where farmers, landowners, conservation partners and other members of the community discuss the natural resource needs for the county. About this Event Every year, NRCS hosts Local Work Group meetings where farmers, landowners, conservation partners and other...read more
Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week when water is running.
Calls after hours will be forwarded to the ditch rider on call, who will respond as soon as possible.
Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm
64697 Cook Ave
Bend, OR 97703
Tumalo Irrigation District Office
We are your irrigation district
Tumalo Irrigation District’s mission is to manage water resources to meet present and future needs of its patrons in ways that are economically and environmentally responsible. The District’s priorities are water conservation, improving water delivery efficiencies, preserving and restoring native habitat in the Deschutes River Basin, and protecting native species. In addition, it is part of the Deschutes Basin Board of Control, a larger consortium of irrigation districts and municipalities that collaborate on issues facing Central Oregon and water users.