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Statewide Drought Advisory Issued for Washington Dry, warm conditions in late spring lead to early runoff and water supply concerns OLYMPIA – The warmest May on record coupled with an abnormally dry spring and early summer have resulted in quickly declining water supplies and have prompted the Department of Ecology to issue a statewide drought advisory. “Our warm weather arrived a few […]

Reclamation releases Yakima basin mid-June water supply forecast

Media Contact: Marc Ayalin 208-378-6203 For Release: Jun 16, 2023 YAKIMA, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation has performed a special mid-June evaluation of the total water supply available forecast for the Yakima basin. The June–September total water supply available provides senior water rights 100% of entitlements and junior water rights 73% of entitlements (a decline from 77%). Prorationing began […]

Farming Still Crucial to Basin Employment Don Meseck, left, a labor economist for the Washington State Department of Employment Security. Meseck is responsible for monitoring employment data and trends in seven Central Washington counties. Patrick Jones, right, an economist at Eastern Washington University and executive director of the Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis, which works closely with the […]

National Ag Day – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact: Jennifer Pickett (913) 491-1895 2023 National Ag Day Agriculture Council of America Announces 2023 National Ag Day Date & Theme  Leawood, KS – The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 21, 2023. This will mark the 50th anniversary of National […]

Reclamation announces Yakima basin March water supply forecast

Media Contact: Brittany Jones 986-226-1467 For Release: Mar 9, 2023 YAKIMA, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation’s March 2023 total water supply available forecast for the Yakima basin indicates the water supply will be adequate to meet irrigation demands this season.  The early estimate of the total water supply available for the April-September period indicates senior water rights will […]

Operational Testing

OPERATIONAL TESTING | Over the course of the next several weeks, Kennewick Irrigation District 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 […]

No Increase in Assessments for 2023 Irrigation Year

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]KENNEWICK, WA – Kennewick Irrigation District (KID) was originally formed as a Special Purpose District in the State of Washington in 1917, but it originates much earlier, dating back to the late 1800s. The modern KID of today began in the early 1950s when the United States Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with the District […]

Santa is Coming…to KID!

The bells are a’jingling, everything is merry and bright! Santa will be here Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4:30pm. Our address is 2015 S. Ely Street. Look for the large inflatable Santa as that is where you’ll turn in and park (our shop area). Santa will have some small presents to hand out to the little […]

Election Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual election of Directors of the Kennewick Irrigation District will be held December 13, 2022 From 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. 2015 South Ely Street Kennewick, WA For more information, please click the links below: Notice of Election Election Information