This page is for providing project information and contractor proposal submission information for projects that the District is wanting to contract for.  Click on each project title to find out more about each project.

Project Contracting
2015 Project Contracting
Lower Cottonwood Creek POD #8 Modifications
Lower Cottonwood Creek POD #10 Modifications
Deer Creek Fish Passage Project
This project is located approximately 2 miles south of Monument on Cottonwood Creek.  The project will correct streambed erosion and fish passage issue at the point of diversion (POD) for the Robertson Ditch, which provides irrigation water for multiple users.  The existing POD is a channel-spanning driven sheet piling structure and head gate.  Construction activities include 1) excavation of the streambed below the sheet pilings, 2) installation of a boulder grade control structure, engineered streambed materials, and a log structure within the excavated channel, 3) welding a low flow weir to the top of the existing sheet pilings, and 4) pouring a small concrete pad at the top of the head gate to correct ground sloughing behind the sheet pilings.
This project is located approximately 1 mile northeast of Monument on Deer Creek, and will remedy a fish passage barrier caused by a perched culvert.  A rock weir will be installed downstream of the culvert outlet, which will raise the stream level and backwater the culvert. A constructed riffle section will be installed below the grade control weir, and a second rock weir will be installed at the lower end of the riffle section.  Steel weir plates will be installed inside the corrugated metal culvert to aid fish passage.
This project is located approximately 2.4 miles south of Monument on Cottonwood Creek.  The project will correct streambed erosion and fish passage issue at the point of diversion (POD) for the Carris Ditch, which provides irrigation water for multiple users.  The existing POD is a channel-spanning driven sheet piling structure and head gate.  Construction activities include 1) excavation of the streambed below the sheet pilings, 2) installation of two boulder weirs, engineered streambed materials, and a log structure within the excavated channel, and 3) welding a low flow weir to the top of the existing sheet pilings.
Cox-Bansen Diversion Consolidation
This project is located approximately 1 mile south of Monument on Cottonwood Creek.  The project will consolidate three different irrigators' points of diversion (POD) into a single new POD site by constructing a new diversion structure utilizing a boulder weir design.  Additionally a new irrigation water supply ditch will be created, and a new buried PVC mainline will be installed.  This project will be implemented in conjunction with ODFW construction activities.  Construction activities include 1) excavation of the existing streambed, 2) installation of a boulder grade control structure, engineered streambed materials, and rock sills, 3) installing a buried intake pipe, 4) excavating a new irrigation water supply ditch, 5) demolition of an existing HDPE culvert, 6) installation of a new buried PVC irrigation mainline.
Cottonwood Ditch Piping Phase 2 Project
This project is located approximately 1 mile south of Monument and is situated on both sides of Highway 402.  The project will replace two open irrigation ditches with buried HDPE pipelines in sizes ranging from 6" to 18" diameter, reroute a lateral irrigation line, install pump outtakes along the pipeline, and install two stockwater troughs.  The project will convert approximately 14,500 linear feet of open irrigation ditch to a buried pipeline system with the intent of eliminating water loss during transportation.  Pipe material will be buried to a minimum depth of 18 inches.
2016 Project Contracting
Cavender Wetland Enhancement Project
This project is located on private property on the southwest corner of the town of Monument, Oregon within the Lower North Fork John Day watershed.  A 9.7 acre wetland occupies an abandoned sawmill pond that was formed by an installed levee across an abandoned oxbow of the river.  Severe streambank erosion puts the levee at risk of failure that would result in loss of the wetland.  This restoration project includes installation of a Large Wood Habitat Structure and Bio-engineered Streambank Protection to protect against further erosion, lowering of the remainder of the levee to the 2-year water surface elevation of the river to increase floodplain connectivity, creation of oxbow-like side channels within the wetland to increase habitat values, and control of invasive plants to promote the health and vigor of desirable species.