REDMOND, OR -- The Central Oregon Irrigation District is planning to pipe a section of the Pilot Butte Canal from Redmond to Smith Rock. Public comments on the project are being taken at the irrigation district website until February 18th. The project calls for 5 miles of pipeline costing $30,000,000. It’s expected the piping project could boost Deschutes River water flows by 30%. A public meeting to discuss the piping project will be held Monday, February 3rd, from 6-to-7pm at Terrebonne Community School.