Save Arnold Canal

Save Arnold Canal is a diverse group of Deschutes County residents who share serious concerns about Arnold Irrigation District’s proposed main canal piping project.

Arnold Irrigation District is focused on receiving $42,759,000 in federal and state grant money that has been made available for piping but there are better and less expensive ways for the District to meet its obligations set forth in the Deschutes Basin Habitat Conservation Plan.

Save Arnold Canal is hopeful that the National Resources Conservation Service will decide that an Environmental Impact Statement is necessary to take the required hard look at the available solutions that may be brought to bear on this matter. There are better, multi-faceted ways to approach our water resource challenges, and we are making our opposition to Arnold Irrigation District’s proposed pipeline a first step toward a more collaborative path forward.

Winter Update

March 24, 2023 Construction Arnold Irrigation District has begun preparation for fall construction of 3 miles of piping on Phase 1. A “Work Zone” has been staked out and trees within it are marked for removal. Phase 1 of the project is the least densely populated with 28 properties, and yet almost 400 large Ponderosa…

Group of Arnold Irrigation Residents and Patrons Seek Relief, Ask Judge for a Review of Federal Agency Action

BEND, OR – A group of concerned property owners and patrons of the Arnold Irrigation District (AID) have formally sued the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and AID in federal court for authorizing a new modernization project along a historic 12-mile canal in Deschutes County, alleging violations of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Watershed…

The Last Comment Allowed

Our attorney, Brian Sheets, submitted a letter yesterday evening (9/6) via e-mail to NRCS’s Ron Alvarado and Gary Diridoni. The main body is 4 pages with an additional 30 pages of supporting documentation. Here’s the text: The purpose of the additional 30-day comment period is to allow for new information or claims that issues weren’t…

Know Your On-Canal Property Owner’s Rights

THIS HELPFUL DOCUMENT WAS CREATED ON BEHALF OF SAVE ARNOLD CANAL BY S.A.C. ATTORNEY BRIAN SHEETS OF BRS LEGAL, LLC Property Owner (on the AID main canal) Bill of Rights FAQ’s *Note: This document is not legal advice and is only intended to provide basic information about the status of the law. Every situation and…


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