PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR HITS HISTORIC LOWS

As of September 8, Prineville Reservoir is at 12% capacity, the lowest elevation ever recorded since its construction. The amount of water flowing into the Crooked River from Prineville Reservoir typically hovers at or near fifty cubic feet per second (cfs). The Bureau of Reclamation is predicting the flows to drop to ten cfs.

OID 2022 IRRIGATION SEASON END DATE

OID 2022 Irrigation Season end date is targeted for Sept. 15th provided water is available

OCHOCO SUBDIVISIONS

Ochoco only subdivisions last day to water will be 8/21/22. All other subdivisions last day to water will be 9/4/22.

OID BOARD INCREASE

The OID Board increased the 2022 allocation to 1.0 acre foot per acre on both Prineville and Ochoco. The rate of .70cfs per 100 acres will remain in place. Contact the office if you have any questions.

OCHOCO RESERVOIR

Ochoco Reservoir start day will be May 6, 2022

Allocation is set at .45 acre feet with a rate of .70 cfs per 100 acres.

PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR

Prineville Reservoir start date will be April 25, 2022

Allocation is set at .50 acre feet with a rate of .70 cfs per 100 acres.

The start date and allocation for Ochoco Reservoir will be discussed at the next regular monthly board meeting at OID’s office on April 18, 2022, at 7:00 am.

TITLE TRANSFER

The Ochoco Irrigation District is interested in receiving the title to relevant federally owned Crooked River Project facilities located downstream of the Crooked River diversion and fish screen. Crooked River Project facilities in the proposed title transfer are located near Prineville, Ore. and comprise eight pump stations, canals, drains, pipelines, and a borrow area at the base of Ochoco Dam.

Go to https://www.usbr.gov/pn/programs/title/ochoco/index.html for more information.

OID INFRASTRUCTURE MODERNIZATION PROJECT BID

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Sealed Proposals for construction of the Ochoco Irrigation District, Group 1 Pump Station Project (Project) will be received at Ochoco Irrigation District, 1001 NW Deer Street, Prineville, Oregon 97754, until, but not after, 2:00 p.m., local time February 1, 2022.   Proposals will be publicly opened and read at 2:00 p.m. February 1, 2022 at Ochoco Irrigation District.

PROPOSAL: Ochoco Irrigation District, Group 1 Pump Station Project

The work contemplated consists of, but is not limited to the following major items as further defined in the Proposal Documents:

  • Demolition and reconstruction of two irrigation pump stations.
    • The existing Barnes Butte Pumping Plant consisting of five pumps, totaling 1,800 HP, and a total capacity of 135 CFS will be replaced.  Replacement facilities will include eleven vertical turbine pumps, totaling  2,100 HP and a have a total capacity of 155 CFS.
    • The existing Ochoco Relift Pumping Plant consisting of six pumps, totaling 1,550 HP, and a total capacity of 95 CFS will be replaced.  Replacement facilities will include nine vertical turbine pumps, totaling 1,625 HP and a have a total capacity of 115 CFS.  Two other existing pumps will remain, protected in place.
  • The work also includes, but is not necessarily limited to, coordination with electrical utility, construction survey, demolition and disposal of existing equipment, shoring and dewatering, excavation and backfill, cast-in-place concrete, construction of metal frame canopy structure, procurement and installation of HDPE and steel pipe, valves, pumps and motors, electrical equipment, lighting, instrumentation and controls, wiring, testing, start-up and training of Owners personnel.

The contract time will be limited to a Substantial Completion time schedule commencing on February 15, 2022 and ending on March 31, 2023 (410 Calendar Days). All materials for the project will be supplied by the Contractor.  Substantial completion of all work included in the contract agreement must be attained by March 31, 2023. Liquidated damages of $2,000.00 per day for the first 10 days and $10,000.00 per day thereafter shall be assessed should the contractor fail to achieve substantial completion within the time allowed.  Restoration, demobilization from the site and all closeout and punch-list items are to be completed by April 30, 2023.

Contractors shall use recyclable products to the maximum extent economically feasible in the performance of the contract work.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are encouraged to propose on this project. The project and associated Proposal are subject to grant conditions provided in the Proposal Documents.

Contract documents (hard copy) may be procured from Black Rock Consulting, Inc. 300 SE Reed Market Road, #210, Bend, Oregon 97702, Phone 541-480-6257, blackrockci@gmail.com) upon payment of a $150.00 non-refundable fee for each set.  Alternatively, free electronic copies are available upon request via a file sharing website.

Contract documents may be examined at Ochoco Irrigation District, 1001 NW Deer Street, Prineville, Oregon 97754, or at Black Rock Consulting, Inc. with 24 hours prior notice and scheduling.

A MANDATORY PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING for representatives and potential Proposers will be held Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. at the Ochoco Irrigation District office and will include a visit to the project site.

This project is subject to Oregon prevailing wage laws and the Federal Davis-Bacon Act (ORS 279C.800 to 279C.870), whichever is higher.

The Owner is using the Best Value Procurement method for selecting a Contractor for this Project, based upon a combination of scoring for a Qualifications Element and a Proposal Cost Element.  Details for Proposing are contained in the Instructions to Proposers of the Proposal Documents. Each Proposal must be submitted as prescribed and accompanied by a certified check or Proposal bond executed on the form bound within the Contract Documents or one substantially similar, payable to the Ochoco Irrigation District, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount Proposal.  The successful Proposer will be required to furnish a performance bond and payment bond, each in the full amount of the contract price.

For information regarding the proposed work, contact Kevin Crew, P.E. at Black Rock Consulting, Inc., phone 541-480-6257, e-mail: blackrockci@gmail.com

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all Proposals not conforming to the intent and purpose of the contract documents or when in the public interest.  Any Proposer may withdraw its Proposal prior to the time of Proposal opening and no Proposer may withdraw its Proposal after the time of Proposal opening.

 

Bruce Scanlon, Manager
Ochoco Irrigation District

MAIN CANAL LINING PROJECT

OID completed a canal lining project in March 2021 to repair a damaged canal bottom. District staff partnered with North Unit Irrigation District to apply over 300 feet of lining to a leaky portion of the Ochoco Main Canal. This repair successfully stopped an estimated 1 -2 cfs of seepage; conserving approximately 260 acre feet (88 million gallons) of water in 2021.