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Editorial: KID irrigation customers will be left behind by new water plan. It must be fixed

KID serves an estimated 65,000 residents in Tri-Cities, over 20,200 acres, and about half of that acreage is agricultural production. The Yakima River is the sole source of KID’s water supply. The Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (IP) brings together stakeholders, including the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Ecology, Yakama Nation, irrigation […]

Summer Family Fun Night at the Gesa Carousel of Dreams

We are excited to partner with the Gesa Carousel of Dreams this summer to teach kids about the importance of canal safety while families enjoy different activities each week along with carousel rides, face painting, arts and crafts, coloring, fun giveaways, food specials and other great surprises! Join us for great family fun all summer […]

Oh deer!

Oh deer! We had another visitor in our canal this morning, but luckily thanks to the Kennewick Police Department the deer is safe and sound!

Two deer stuck in KID canal saved by Kennewick Police Department

Thank you to the Kennewick Police Department and Wildlife Officer for saving these two deer from our canal yesterday! We are happy to hear they are safe and sound! Please remember: Canals are not for play. Stay away! More information:  

Pump Replacement

The motor in one of our pumps seized up and stopped working earlier this week. KID crews worked to get a new motor and got the pump up and running yesterday. Here are some pictures of the new motor being installed.

Report a Burrowing Animal

This picture was recently taken by our Vegetation Management team as an example of the burrowing animal activity we have seen this year. Burrowing animals are an on-going challenge for irrigators. If you see signs of rodent activity near canals please call KID at 509-586-9111, email us at or visit our website at and […]