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 […]
The Kennewick Irrigation District is excited to report that through our Helping Hands program, over $18,000 has been distributed this year to help 68 families avoid foreclosure due to an inability to pay irrigation assessments. The Helping Hands program is funded by 30% of penalty charges for late payments collected by KID and through the […]
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 […]
The Kennewick Irrigation District (KID) would like to let our customers know that a service outage is planned for Monday, May 2, 2016 for customers being served off of the Edison Street line in Kennewick. A leak was discovered during the City of Kennewick’s construction project to widen Edison Street and must be repaired prior […]
The Kennewick Irrigation District (KID) would like to let our customers know that during the morning of April 22nd irrigation service to customers being served off of the 19th Street line will experience a temporary water outage, due to a break in a water pipe line along 19th Street in Kennewick. Service is expected to […]
The Kennewick Irrigation District (KID) would like to let our customers know that due to a break in a water pipe line along Edison Street in Kennewick, irrigation service to all 3,500 customers being serviced off of the Edison Street line will experience a temporary water outage. Repair to the nearly seventy year old pipe, […]
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 […]
The Benton Conservation District is offering a free Heritage Garden workshop designed to assist home owners with creating their own beautiful gardens using vegetation that will work well in our ecoregion. To find out more and to register click here.
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