Kennewick Irrigation District Water Supply Outlook for Customers

Water supply for Yakima River pro-ratable users such as KID is currently at 77%.  If weather patterns do not improve, it is anticipated that conditions will worsen.  As of now, KID is not requiring curtailments or rationing for customers. However, conditions can change rapidly. KID staff is tracking water supplies closely, and will have a better idea of summer conditions after the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation releases a new water supply forecast in May.

KID expects the water supply could drop further and would like to remind customers to use water wisely and retrain your lawn now. Consider investing in drip lines, micro spray, and soaker hoses to irrigate plants more efficiently.  To promote drought resilient lawns, we recommend to water less frequently but for longer durations to cultivate a deeper root system.

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