Automated Control Gates installed on Badger East Canal

Two automated control gates were installed on the Badger East canal yesterday. Automated control gates allow KID to better manage canal water levels and flows, helping to reduce the impact of drought conditions like the drought we are currently experiencing.

Tri-City Herald Guest Opinion: Yakima Basin plan threatens Tri-Cities’ water

Yakima Basin plan threatens Tri-Cities’ water By Charles Freeman The Kennewick Irrigation District supports water conservation in the Yakima River basin and the vehicles that facilitate it: the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project (YRBWEP) and the Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (IP). We want to see sustainable river management that supports […]

Capital Press: Yakima Basin irrigation water woes continue

By DAN WHEAT Capital Press KENNEWICK, Wash. — Mismanagement of Yakima Basin water conservation by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is threatening the supply of water to the Kennewick Irrigation District, the district’s managers say. “The threat to our water supply is coming from a lack of leadership at the bureau. We’re not contesting conservation. […]