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Mandatory Watering Schedule Now in Effect

KENNEWICK, WA – The Kennewick Irrigation District (KID) is implementing a mandatory wateringschedule beginning July 7th that will last at least through the month of July. While the district currentlyoperates on a voluntary schedule, worsening drought conditions necessitates this change to ensurecontinued water availability for all customers throughout the remainder of the irrigation season. Why […]

So, You Live in a Private Line Area

Overlooking a canal in the Kennewick Irrigation District

What is a Private Line Area? A private line area (PLA) consists of irrigation systems that were developed by the property owners or by the original land developer and is not owned, operated or maintained by Kennewick Irrigation District (KID). KID does provide irrigation water up to a KID owned delivery point but the operation […]

Statewide drought declared due to low snowpack and dry forecast

OLYMPIA  –  With winter’s snowstorms largely behind us and summer just weeks away, our state’s low snowpack and forecasts for a dry and warm spring and summer have spurred the Department of Ecology to declare a drought emergency for most of Washington. For more, please click on the link below: https://ecology.wa.gov/about-us/who-we-are/news/2024-news-stories/april-16-drought-declaration

Operational Testing

OPERATIONAL TESTING | Over the course of the next several weeks, we will be conducting operational testing on certain systems throughout our district. Operational testing can only be performed on systems that have a water source, such as a pond. Each system generally takes 2-3 days to test, which will begin each morning and may […]

Reclamation announces Yakima basin March water supply forecast

Media Contact: Marc Ayalin 208-378-6203 mayalin@usbr.gov 986-226-1467 For Release: Mar 6, 2024 YAKIMA, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation’s March 2024 forecast of total water supply available for the Yakima basin indicates the water supply will not fully meet irrigation demands this season. The early estimate of the Total Water Supply Available for the April–September period indicates senior water rights […]

Welcome Shane Leonard, Kennewick Irrigation District’s New District Manager

Kennewick, WA –The Kennewick Irrigation District (KID) is pleased to announce the hiring of Shane Leonard as its new District Manager. Leonard joined the KID team January 29th, 2024. Leonard comes to KID from the Roosevelt Water Conservation District (RWCD) located in Mesa, Arizona, where he has served as general manager for the past decade. […]

The Main Canal Project

With the ever-present threat of drought looming over the Yakima Basin, the Kennewick Irrigation District (KID) is taking proactive steps to safeguard our precious water resources. It begins by utilizing a two-pronged approach involving the lining and widening of our main canal. HDPE Liner | This durable material acts as a waterproof barrier, dramatically reducing […]

Santa Claus is coming…..to Kennewick Irrigation District!

On Wednesday, December 6th and Thursday, December 7th from 2-5pm, Santa will be available for families to take pictures. For FREE. If you’re on Santa’s good list this year, you’ll also receive a gift! (while supplies last). We have a variety for the little ones and for the older kids. JUST IN | Kennewick Fire […]