Southridge Project – Phase 1

In 2012, the Oregonian ran an article stating that the Tri-Cities area was growing at pace that exceeded national averages. Today that number continues to grow and we are becoming known as a desirable destination for living, planting, and recreating. Everywhere we look the evidence of this growth is obvious. Whether change and growth are [...]

Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Plan — Winter 2016 Update

As the 2016 irrigation season comes to a close, KID is grateful for the improved water supply and snowpack conditions in the basin that have enabled us to avoid any watering restrictions this year. However, the possibility of drought in the Yakima basin always looms, as we were reminded of again this spring when predictions [...]

Letter from the District Manager (October 2016)

In 2010, the Board of Directors established safety as being the number one priority of the District. We don’t have to look any farther than to what happened in June of this year, to see the level of devastation that can occur when a canal failure occurs in an urban area. That is why capital [...]

Letter from the President (October 2016)

As another water season comes to a close, I reflect on our district's performance. This has been a year filled with real change and challenge. The year began with a very aggressive program to line more of our canals.  The continued impact of rodents on our canal system is a reminder of just how much [...]

Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Plan Update

As we enter the 2016 irrigation season, KID is grateful for the improved water and snowpack conditions in the basin that have contributed to a forecast for a year of full water supply. The possibility of drought in the Yakima basin always looms, and early water supply predictions last fall were dire. Carryover storage in […]

Do you pay an irrigation assessment to KID but are not able to access the irrigation water?

 Do you pay an irrigation assessment to KID but are not able to access the irrigation water? You may qualify to relegate your water allotment and be removed from the KID assessment roll.   NOTE: You do not qualify if you have access to KID irrigation service – including private line areas.   THE APPLICATION […]

Where is my water?

For your convenience, KID has developed an interactive map for our customers to help identify water outages and relay additional details. To use the map, click on ‘Water Status Map‘ on the front page. Areas shown in red identify areas experiencing a water outage. When you click on the red outage area, you will see […]

Letter from the President

Welcome to the 2016 water season. I would like to thank all of you for your understanding and cooperation with the District dealing with last year’s water shortage. Without the drastic measures taken last year — reduced water deliveries, water scheduling, and the many other actions that the District had to take — we all […]

Proactive Approach to Water Management

Proactive Approach to Water Management

A review of the 2015 water season and drought, and how KID managed the situation. The overwhelming response to the drought from KID customers this last irrigation season has been one expressing support and understanding. However, there are lingering questions we would like to take time to address. Some customers may still be wondering why […]

From the Board President (Fall 2015)

The drought of 2015 proved to be one for the record books, and it took the efforts of our entire community to get through it. We want to take a moment to thank everyone who cooperated with the District watering schedule. As many of you have come to learn, KID is unique among other Yakima […]