Change of Irrigation Practice
The Board of Directors has decided not to accept any more Change of Irrigation Practice applications for the 2021 year. We are in a severe drought and the cumulative effect of all the changes can not be determined at this point.
Yearly Fee: $1500.00
The Eagle Point Irrigation District is an Oregon special district formed under Oregon Revised Statutes, Chapter 545 ("District"). Over the history of the District, irrigation patterns and rotations have evolved to form a balanced and equitable system ("District System"). The District System is reliant upon a varying live flow to serve an irrigation pattern over predominantly flood irrigated lands. Because the District does not have any storage capacity,the District System is balanced in a way to ensure that no patron is harmed by the unapproved activities of other patrons. This balance is sensitive to changes of irrigation practice by individual patrons. For example, when a patron proposes to change from the historical practice of flood irrigation to a different irrigation practice,the proposed change must incorporate an engineered solution to maintain the rotation pattern and the historical overflow rate available to down gradient patrons.
Because the District has a duty to prevent harm to patrons,the Board of Directors has directed the District Manager to enforce delivery rates and rotation patterns by closely monitoring any changes in rotation patterns and changes in overflow. Therefore,any patron-proposed change in delivery rate,rotation pattern,or overflow must be engineered to prevent harm to other patrons ("Change of Irrigation Practice"). Patrons may not operate a Change of Irrigation Practice unless approved by the Board of Directors. Once approved,a Change of Irrigation Practice requires follow-up monitoring in order to ensure that new irrigation practices do not harm other patrons. Different Changes of Irrigation Practice require different levels of follow-up monitoring. Patrons operating an approved Change of Irrigation Practice are responsible for preventing harm to other patrons.