Very interesting question you have asked about this particular district. Went ahead this afternoon to conduct some research on this very district that I hope can be of some help to you.
1. This report on page 227 reports that the district was formed January 14, 1888. Voted 100,000 worth of bonds but failed to complete the project:
2. Many mentions in Dept of Interior reports list the 100,000 worth of bonds but none were sold:
3. More on how the district was abandon within a short time:
"The Orland Irrigation District was organized September 10, 1887, under the "Wright law," being the first district to be organized in the county. The district embraced about fourteen thousand acres of land, lying in Colusa and Tehama Counties, on the north side of Stony Creek. This district was later abandoned, owing to opponents of the measure, and, August 20, 1888, the Kraft Irrigation District organized, leaving out those in opposition to the measure and including two thousand acres of land which the owners desired in the district."
4. The Orland Historical and Cultural Society might also be of some help if you have not already spoke to them already: