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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:

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

Reclamation announces Yakima basin March water supply forecast

Media Contact: Marc Ayalin 208-378-6203 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

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

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

Santa Claus is coming… 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.

811 & Kennewick Irrigation District

Swing on by our office Monday, October 30th from 10am-2pm as we once again partner with 811 to remind folks to call before you dig this off season. With the canals empty, you may not know you struck a pipe until April! We also have information regarding canal safety and

Water-off Date

The official last day for water deliveries is October 11th. If you notice water in the canals after this date, that water is used for baseline testing.

Toys for Tots – Toy Drive

Even though Halloween decorations are barely up – it’s never too early, much like most stores in town, to start talking Christmas! Beginning now through our upcoming Santa event, if you bring in a new, unwrapped toy to our office – 2015 S. Ely Street in Kennewick -, we’ll in

Water Supply Update — time to start thinking about water supplies in 2024

Get used to the words “warm and dry” If you are reading this, odds are good it’s raining. For some reason, anytime we publish a blog about drought, it rains. (And, sure enough, there is rain in the forecast across much of Washington this week.) Don’t be fooled. Your lawn

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