Today the United States Bureau of Reclamation released a preliminary forecast for the total water supply available to Yakima Basin irrigation districts. As a pro-ratable water right holder, KID is anticipating a full annual water allotment for the 2016 water season. After a record drought year in 2015 resulting in necessary and unprecedented actions by […]
It is with heavy hearts that the Kennewick Irrigation District acknowledges the loss of former Board Director, Carl W. Petersen. Mr. Petersen passed away on January 5th in Kennewick, Washington. He served as the longest tenured director on the KID Board with 39 years of service, beginning in 1964 and ending in 2003.
To learn more about what the Kennewick Irrigation District is doing to help protect water resources and ensure deliveries for our customers, this September 2015 issue of Irrigation Leader magazine includes an article entitled, Building flexibility into water delivery systems: A conversation with Kennewick Irrigation District’s Chuck Freeman. You can read that article here: Irrigation Leader September_2015
The Kennewick Irrigation District (KID) would like to let our customers know that beginning Sunday, September 20, 2015, all restrictions on irrigation water usage by District customers will be removed and will remain in effect until the last day of the water season on Sunday, October 11th. Although customers will have the ability to water […]
The Kennewick Irrigation District (KID) would like to let our customers know that the last anticipated date of water delivery for the 2015 season will be Sunday, October 11, 2015. On October 12th KID will begin baseline testing. Baseline testing provides the opportunity to measure the amount of seepage from the canal. During testing canals […]
Due to cooler temperatures, water supply available to the Kennewick Irrigation District has increased and K.I.D. has adjusted the Drought Watering schedule to allow our customers to make the most of this opportunity. Scheduling allows customers to maximize equitable use of the water available. The District requests homeowners begin following the new schedule immediately. Homeowners […]
Due to increased water availability, effective immediately the Kennewick Irrigation District is again allowing spot watering of areas of lawn showing signs of distress. Watering will be allowed outside of the established schedule for up to 30 minutes per area with a hose. These watering guidelines will remain in effect until further notice.
Cooler temperatures have helped to increase the amount of water available to the Kennewick Irrigation District, with a slight increase being seen. To make best use of the water available, the District will immediately begin allowing customers to spot water areas of lawn showing signs of distress. Watering will be allowed outside of the established […]
Return flows in the Yakima River have seen a steep reduction and therefore, water available to the Kennewick Irrigation District has dropped. Effective immediately, K.I.D. customers will need to eliminate spot watering with hoses those areas of lawn showing signs of distress. Customers will be allowed to continue to water according to the established watering […]
Algae growth is very high this year due to high temperatures and low water. Kennewick Irrigation District field staff applied an aquatic weed treatment of Endothal last week. District crews will be working around the clock to manage the debris, but for the next three weeks, as the weeds die they will break loose and […]