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.
- For information on stock runs, read here.
- The start date for the 2017 irrigation season has been scheduled for Monday, April 17, 2017. Please remember to call the District office 24 hours in advance when you are ready to have your gate opened or if you need your gate shut.
- Living on a Few Acres Conference. Register here.
- To learn about the settlement agreement in relation to the Oregon Spotted Frog litigation, read here.
The Deschutes River Conservancy and Tumalo Irrigation District are partnering to offer their annual water leasing program again in 2017. Each year of a lease counts as a year of beneficial use, thereby preserving the validity of your water right. You may lease all...read more
02-20-2017: View KTVZ News Clip here. 02-22-2017: View KTVZ News Clip here. Media Release: 2/20/17 Tumalo Irrigation District closes portions of the old Cascade Mining site due to sinkholes. The former Cascade Mining Pit on Tumalo Reservoir Road is currently being...read more
Our second stock run of the season (originally scheduled for January 9th-13th) began Monday, February 20th and will run through Friday, February 24th. Please note: It may take a couple of days for the water to reach all of the ditches and laterals. With there being...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.