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Algae Blooms

We continue to clean screens and pump filters daily to prevent algae build up and keep the water moving. Pictured, is a mechanical screen at one of our canals that pulls the algae out of the canal and places it on a conveyor belt. This pile of algae was from ...
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Automated Control Gates installed on Badger East Canal

Two automated control gates were installed on the Badger East canal yesterday. Automated control gates allow KID to better manage canal water levels and flows, helping to reduce the impact of drought conditions like the drought we are currently experiencing. Kennewick Irrigation District ...
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Tri-City Herald Guest Opinion: Yakima Basin plan threatens Tri-Cities’ water

Yakima Basin plan threatens Tri-Cities’ water By Charles Freeman The Kennewick Irrigation District supports water conservation in the Yakima River basin and the vehicles that facilitate it: the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project (YRBWEP) and the Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (IP). We want to see sustainable ...
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Capital Press: Yakima Basin irrigation water woes continue

By DAN WHEAT Capital Press KENNEWICK, Wash. — Mismanagement of Yakima Basin water conservation by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is threatening the supply of water to the Kennewick Irrigation District, the district’s managers say. “The threat to our water supply is coming from a lack of leadership at the ...
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