The Department of Natural Resources has created a turnkey opportunity designed to bring 3.9 acre-feet per acre of Columbia River water to 3,000 acres of prime farmland. Just lease, build and operate.
You build the pipeline and on-farm infrastructure. Then, propose rental terms (including rates and length of agreement) designed to reimburse your costs. With up to a 35-year lease. you’d be able to spread that cost across many productive growing seasons.
We’ve done the prep
- Water permit secured – senior water rights are in-hand
- Environmental reviews complete
- Rights-of-way secured
- Water system designed
- Pumping agreement signed
- 8.5-mile high-efficiency pipeline system fully designed (pumping capacity of 17,000 gallons per minute, with irrigation capacity of seven gallons per minute at the sprinkler head)
Perfecting the water
The goal is to perfect the water right to its highest capacity, which your investment and selected crops and seasons will accomplish. In order to achieve full water duty, initial crops will need to be high water duty crops. In exchange for building and seeing the project through, your investment opens the door to a long-term lease, up to 35 years.