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104 West Valley View Road / P.O. Box 467
Talent, OR 97540 USA
(541) 535-1529


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Emigrant Lake (photo courtesy of the Bureau of Reclamation)

Updated Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

IRRIGATION PAYMENTS WERE DUE BY 4/1/2014

THIS IS A FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT THE 2013- 2014 IRRIGATION ACCOUNTS WERE DUE BY APRIL 1, 2014. AFTER THAT DATE INTEREST IS ADDED TO ALL DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS.

WATER SUPPLY - UPDATED APRIL 15, 2014

As of April 15th the water supply conditions have not greatly improved. The lack of any significant storm systems has kept the water supply accumulations to a minimum. We are still facing a very limited water supply. The longer we hold off starting the water in the spring, the longer the water supply will last into the summer.

At this time the District plans on beginning to prime the canals the week of April 28th. The priming process involves starting with minimum flows and incrementally increasing those flows over a period of days to bring the canals up to full service levels. We expect to begin making water deliveries sometime after May 1st. Keep in mind that the Ditch Riders will be charging pressure lines and beginning to set up rotations at that time.

Should we receive rain between now and May 1st, we will hold off as long as possible before starting water in the canals. Once again, the longer we are able to hold off starting water this spring, the longer the water supply will last into the summer. The Districtís goal is to deliver the available water supply equally to all users. We will do everything we can to make that happen, but we will need the full cooperation of all water users in this endeavor.

McDonald Water Users Only

Since the McDonald System runs on natural stream flow and does not have any storage reservoirs, it is important that this system be up and running to take advantage of the natural stream flow while it is available. With that said, the District began priming the McDonald System on Monday, April 14th and will begin water deliveries later in the week. Unfortunately it is still looking like the natural stream flow may not last very long and the McDonald System is looking at a very short irrigation season.

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OFFICE HOURS
Our office is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our phone number is 541-535-1529.

ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT FOR IRRIGATION BILLS
Talent Irrigation District is not set up to accept debit or credit cards or checks over the phone. The District accepts cash, checks or money orders only.

WHERE TO REMIT PAYMENTS
If you are mailing your payment it must be sent to our P.O. Box 467, Talent, OR 97540.

If you are dropping your payment off at the office our address is 104 West Valley View Road, Talent, OR 97540.

The Talent Post Office does not deliver mail to the business addresses in downtown Talent, therefore, if you mail your payment to 104 West Valley View Road, your payment will be returned to you by the post office.

MONTHLY BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEETINGS
The Talent Irrigation District Board of Directors regularly meet at the District office on the first Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the District office. The meetings are open to the public. If you have something to present to the Board, please contact the Office at least one week in advance in order to be placed on the agenda.

EMERGENCY ANSWERING SERVICE
For all emergency's during non-business hours, anytime during the year, the phone number to call is 541-770-0315. The emergency answering service will contact the District's emergency response person.

RECLAMATION REFORM ACT FORMS (RRA)
If you own, operate, and/or lease 40 acres or more of irrgated land within a Bureau of Reclamation irrigation district you are required to notify the Talent Irrigation District office and fill out the required forms on the Bureau of Reclamation RRA Website before April 1st each year to avoid any fines. In addition, if your landholdings change at anytime during the irrigation season you must immediately notify the District and file new forms.


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