Water Supply Improves for KID

The July water supply forecast for the 2016 water season was delivered to irrigators this morning, during the monthly river operations meeting. The United States Bureau of Reclamation provided Yakima Basin irrigators with an updated water supply forecast projecting that proratable irrigators, including KID, would receive 90% of their allotment. This is an increase from […]

Kennewick Irrigation District Water Supply Projected to Remain unchanged

This morning, during the monthly river operations meeting, the United States Bureau of Reclamation provided Yakima Basin irrigators with an updated water supply forecast. The proratable irrigators, including KID, are projected to have 86% of their total water allotment. At this time KID will not be implementing a watering schedule. However, water supply is dependent […]

Kennewick Irrigation District Curtailed to 85% of Water Allotment

This morning the United States Bureau of Reclamation announced that due to warm temperatures and lack of precipitation water users with proratable water rights, including the Kennewick Irrigation District (KID) would be prorationed to 85% of their total water allotment. KID will not be implementing water restrictions at this time. Total water supply available numbers […]

KID Anticipates Normal Water Season for 2016

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 […]

Appreciation and Recognition for Carl Petersen’s Service to KID

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.

Building Flexibility into Water Delivery Systems…

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

Kennewick Irrigation District Removes Watering Restrictions for…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 […]

Last Day of Irrigation Water Service for 2015

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 […]

Change to K.I.D. Drought Watering Schedule

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 […]

Increased Flows Allow K.I.D. Customers Spot Watering of Lawns

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.