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Piping Updates

Replacing open earthen canals with enclosed pipelines ensures that seepages and evaporation are significantly reduced, saving significant amounts of water. Piping canals also conserves energy as a result of increased pressure in the system, results in more consistent water delivery, and eliminates the risk of drowning and water-related injuries in canals.

Learn more about Tumalo Irrigation District’s progress in piping its canals:

Below is a schedule of the piping projects that were included in the Watershed Plan.  This includes projects that have been completed and  projects that are still in the process of design.

PROJECT CANAL/LATERALYEAR COMPLETED
Phase VTumalo Feed Canal2019
 Kerns
Phase VITumalo Res. Feed2020
Group 2Steele2020
 Highline
2 Rivers
Parkhurst
Gill
Lacy
Group 3Allen2021
Allen Sublateral West
Allen Sublateral South
McGinnis Ditch
Group 4West Branch Columbia So. West2024 (Current)
West Branch Columbia So. East
Beasley
Spaulding
N. Spaulding
Group 5CouchDesign and funding in progress
West Couch
West Couch Sublateral East
Chambers (Lafores) Ditch
East Couch
Gainsforth
Group 6AColumbia Southern TFC to PRV2023
Flannery Ditch
Group 6BColumbia Southern PRV to ConnarnDesign and funding in progress
Group 6CNorth Columbia So. West (Connarn to Tail)     Design and funding in progress
North Columbia So. East (Connarn to Tail)
TBDHillburnerTBD
Jewett
Connarn
Connarn East
Putnam
Gerking
Kickbush
Phiffer
Hooker Creek
Hammond
North Hammond
Tellin Ditch
West Branch Columbia So. South

Below are the only maps that are available at this time.

Group 4Group 6AGroup 6BGroup 6C