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Updated Monday, March 9, 2015 at 9:00
WATER SUPPLY UPDATE
As you are aware, snow pack and
precipitation is extremely low again this
year. With that said, the current water
supply and snow pack are running about the
same as they were this time last year.
As of right now, we are looking at “low
water supply operations” in the event
weather conditions do not turn around.
The District is positioning itself to deal
with a short water year by moving water
into Emigrant Reservoir so it will be
available for irrigation deliveries.
With that said, it is still too early to
make any hard decisions on delivery
amounts or rotations. As we have all seen
in recent years, we can have drier fall
and winter months, only to experience
wetter than average late winter and spring
months that provide a suitable water
supply for the irrigation season.
Everyone knows that we are currently dry.
Unfortunately we will not know how dry we
are until late April or early May. We
will have a better water year prediction
by then when comparing precipitation,
snow-pack and reservoir content. Snowpack
can have a large influence on the
District’s water supply.
When and if the Board of Directors has to
enact any drought contingency operations,
we will let everyone know as soon as
Our office is open Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our phone number
ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT FOR
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. The Talent Post Office does not
deliver mail to businesses 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
DROPPING PAYMENTS OFF AT THE
If you are dropping your payment off at
the office our address is 104 West Valley
View Road, Talent, OR 97540.
MONTHLY BOARD OF DIRECTOR
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
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
more of irrigated 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.