KATE SMITH Yakima Herald-Republic Mar 3, 2022
Water supply in the Yakima River Basin is in good shape for the 2022 irrigation season, according to the federal Bureau of Reclamation.
The water supply forecast shows precipitation and reservoir storage at or above average as of Tuesday. The supply is expected to satisfy all senior and junior water rights, the forecast said.
Precipitation in the Yakima Valley was above average from October to February, 124% of average, according to the forecast. Precipitation in February was 100% of average, it said.
The amount of water in the snowpack was 93% of average.
As of Tuesday, reservoir storage was 74% full, which is about 124% of average, the forecast said.