Retraining Your Lawn – Learn tips for preparing your lawn for a low water year.
Watering Tips from KID – Do you need a few suggestions on ways to conserve water or to landscape more intelligently for a drier climate?
How Things Work – Find out what is paid for with your assessment dollars.
Drought Plan – Read about what is in the District’s toolbox to prepare for and respond to low water conditions.
Information from the Washington Department of Ecology:
2015 Washington Drought – View the formal drought declaration and updated water supply information.
Information from the Benton Conservation District:
Xeriscaping – The Benton Conservation District has developed a program to assist landowners with the implementation of Xeriscaping in the Tri-Cities.
Native Plant Nurseries and Grower Locations – A resource, including a list of helpful books, for anyone interested in planting native and low-water vegetation.
Plant Hardiness – Go here and enter your zip code or select Washington to help determine which plants will do best in your area.
Irrigation – Information for irrigators on fish screening, irrigation efficiency conversions and irrigation water management.
Arizona’s Water – Use It Wisely Campaign:
100+ Ways to Conserve – When it comes to conserving water, small adjustments can have a big impact. Here you can sort through nearly 200 water-saving tips, download and print tip posters or share your favorites on social media.
University of Washington Extension of Benton and Franklin Counties:
Watering Tips – Your local WSU Extension Service Master Gardener can be called at (509) 736-2726. Master Gardeners are usually available at their offices (5600 W Canal Place in Kennewick) from 10:00 a.m. until noon and 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Water Supply Update from U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
USBR Water Forecast – As of May 4, 2015, an estimated 47 percent supply is expected for junior water rights.