Water Resources

Central Oregonians rely on local rivers, streams and aquifers to supply homes, businesses, and farms with water.  Creek and river corridors are some of the most ecologically important zones in the High Desert environment.  Recreational activities such as rafting, fishing, and camping at mountain lakes draw thousands of visitors to the region every year.

The cities and counties of Central Oregon have an important role to play in managing the water resources of the upper Deschutes and Crooked river basins.  Groundwater withdrawal, surface water diversion, wastewater discharge, stormwater management, land use planning, road construction and maintenance, and erosion control activities can all affect local water quality, water availability, and other public values.

COIC supports the region in maintaining clean, reliable water supplies; in preserving and enhancing water quality and aquatic and riparian habitats; and in complying with federal and state regulations such as the Safe Drinking Water Act and Endangered Species Act.

For more information on COIC’s Community and Economic Development services and department, please contact:
Scott Aycock at (541) 548-9523 | Email

For more information on our water resources projects, please click the links below:

Central Oregon Stormwater Manual

Deschutes Basin Water Collaborative

 ** Access the Draft Environmental Report for the Prineville Wetlands Project HERE.


General resources for businesses and employees: Central Oregon SOS - Support for Employees and Employers

SBA programs:


OSU Innovation Lab

Oregon State University Cascades Innovation Co-Lab

Opportunity Knocks- A fantastic 

Opportunity Knocks



COIC Administration, HR Department and CET Maintenance Facility
1250 NE Bear Creek Rd.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-923-3416 fax

CET Administration, Community & Economic Development/Loans, and COIC Information Technology
334 NE Hawthorne Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-923-3416 fax

Hawthorne Station Bus Depot
334 NE Hawthorne Ave
Bend, OR 97701

Bend WorkSource
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 101
Bend, OR 97701
541-388-6070 phone
541-389-8265 fax

Bend Alternative Education
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 108
Bend, OR 97701
541-771-2229 phone

CET Antler Office and Maintenance Facility
343 East Antler Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
541-385-8680 phone
541-548-9548 fax

Redmond Alternative Education
2326 SW Glacier Place
Redmond, OR 97756
541-280-0031 phone

Redmond WorkSource
2158 SE College Loop, Suite B
Redmond, OR 97756
541-548-8196 phone
541-504-2969 fax

Prineville WorkSource
457 NE Ochoco Plaza Drive
Prineville, OR 97754
541-388-6201 phone
Hours: Tuesdays & Fridays 9-4, closed for noon hour (12-1pm)

Prineville Alternative Education
2321 NE 3rd St.
Prineville, OR 97754
541-280-6604 phone

La Pine Alternative Education
16493 Bluewood Place
La Pine, OR 97739  
541-907-7798 (phone)

Madras WorkSource
1170 E. Ashwood Rd.
Madras, Oregon
541-548-8196 phone
Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 9-4pm