The Farmers Screen: Fish Screen for Irrigation
The Farmers Screen™ fish screen was developed by Farmers Irrigation District in Hood River, Oregon that diverts water from high gradient, glacially-fed streams that carry heavy sediment and organic debris loads. Previously, the District struggled with sediment and debris clogging their fish screens, causing harm to fish and disrupting water delivery to the 5,888.25 acres farmed by their 1,851 customers. Before the installation of their first Farmers Screen, the District estimated that O&M for their screens had an annual cost of over $90,000. According to District manager Jer Camarata, that expense has now been totally eliminated.
The Farmers Screen is a solution specifically designed for diversions located in higher gradient systems. The unique horizontal design minimizes operation and maintenance requirements while meeting state and federal fish protection guidelines. Farmers Screens have been installed on a wide range of diversion sizes and site conditions.
Please see the Customer Testimonials page to watch a video of Three Sisters Irrigation District manager Marc Thalacker discuss that changes that the Farmers Screen has made in their system.
For more information on how the Farmers Screen can ensure consistent flow of irrigation water, protect fish, and create greater efficiency in your system, contact Les Perkins at 541.716.6085 or via email at les.perkins@FCAsolutions.org.