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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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Effective July 9, 2019 Kennewick Irrigation District Begins Voluntary Reduction Watering Schedules

Effective July 9, 2019 Kennewick Irrigation District Begins Voluntary Reduction Watering Schedules KID received the July water supply forecast from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) for Yakima River pro-ratable users such as KID. Water supply has decreased to 67%. If weather patterns do not improve, it is anticipated that ...
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Editorial: KID irrigation customers will be left behind by new water plan. It must be fixed

KID serves an estimated 65,000 residents in Tri-Cities, over 20,200 acres, and about half of that acreage is agricultural production. The Yakima River is the sole source of KID’s water supply. The Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (IP) brings together stakeholders, including the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Department ...
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