Kennewick Irrigation District To Hold Drought Related Town Hall Meeting

Kennewick Irrigation District will hold a special meeting for purposes of sharing information on the drought and gathering input from its customers on elements of the District’s Drought Policy and Response.   The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13th, 2015, at the Kennewick Red Lion, located at 1101 N. Columbia Center Blvd. […]

Temporary Increase in Water Allows K.I.D. Customers to Spot Water Lawns

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 […]

Decreased Flows Mean End to K.I.D. Customers Spot Watering of Lawns

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 […]

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

Due to increased water availability, effective immediately the Kennewick Irrigation District will allow 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 Bring Increased Water for Kennewick Irrigation District Customers

Cooler temperatures have helped to bring Yakima River flow levels back up resulting in more water available to the Kennewick Irrigation District. Water levels will continue to fluctuate throughout the water season and when additional water supplies become available, Kennewick Irrigation District will deliver this water to its customers. Effective immediately, K.I.D. customers may return […]

Further Curtailments for Kennewick Irrigation District Customers

The Yakima River is at historically low levels. This along with consistently high temperatures has resulted in further reductions to the water being delivered to the Kennewick Irrigation District by federal officials. During a normal irrigation season, K.I.D. would be diverting 300 cfs. Today the diversion is projected to be 150 cfs. Effective immediately, residential […]

Kennewick Irrigation District Sees First Reduced Water Diversion Amount

Thursday, June 11, 2015 the USBR informed the Kennewick Irrigation District that the drought has arrived and K.I.D. would be begin to experience the first reduction in the amount of water allowable for diversion. K.I.D.’s water diversion amount was reduced for the first time this year. Original estimates from the USBR indicated a reduction of […]

K.I.D. Drought Watering Schedule

Kennewick Irrigation District’s daily water supply is limited by how much water we are allowed to take from the Yakima River.  Scheduling allows customers to maximize equitable use of the limited water.  The District requests homeowners to begin following this schedule immediately.  Homeowners should water only during their two assigned A.M. or P.M. blocks, as […]

Effective May 31st, Kennewick Irrigation District Begins Enforcing Mandatory Watering Schedules

This morning during open session, the K.I.D. Board of Directors unanimously voted to begin implementing a mandatory watering schedule for K.I.D. customers. The new schedule was designed using analytical data aimed at leveling out water usage by customers and therefore, putting less of a strain on the system. Home owners will be notified that beginning […]

KID Prepares for a Low-Water Year

Monday afternoon the United States Bureau of Reclamation released the final forecast for total water supply available to irrigation districts in the Yakima Basin. As a water right holder, with pro-ratable right, K.I.D. will receive an estimated 73%of its total allotted amount of water for the 2015 irrigation season. During drought years, K.I.D. operation costs […]