Building a new irrigation pond
We purchased a farm in Culver in January. We would like to upgrade its irrigation - currently a ditch that drains into the field after the pump. We would like to have a pond to capture the runoff and increase efficiency. We have a total of 79 acres with 65 acres irrigation rights. We also think that replacing the ditch with 6 inch pipe may also increase efficiency. Is there any technical assistance available through the extension service? Also interested in any other resources available to us? Thank you Tom Russell email@example.com 541-390-3740 cell/texts 541-318-5902
Jefferson County Oregon
Check with NRCS in Redmond (Salmon Av.) . Farm Service Agency (FSA). Also check with your power provider. Electric Co-ops work with Wy'east RC&D and Pacific Power works with Energy Trust of Oregon. These programs will do irrigation energy audits (and other programs) for free and then offer a cost share program to increase power (and water use) efficiency. NRCS has irrigation engineers who can help with design of systems and ponds.
Once your systems are in, I certainly can offer some advice on management and irrigation scheduling.
Area Extension Agronomist
OSU Crook Copunty Extension Service
498 SE Lynn Blvd
Prineville. OR 97754