Tri-City Herald Guest Opinion: Yakima Basin plan threatens Tri-Cities’ water

Yakima Basin plan threatens Tri-Cities’ water By Charles Freeman The Kennewick Irrigation District supports water conservation in the Yakima River basin and the vehicles that facilitate it: the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project (YRBWEP) and the Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (IP). We want to see sustainable river management that supports agriculture, […]

Capital Press: Yakima Basin irrigation water woes continue

By DAN WHEAT Capital Press KENNEWICK, Wash. — Mismanagement of Yakima Basin water conservation by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is threatening the supply of water to the Kennewick Irrigation District, the district’s managers say. “The threat to our water supply is coming from a lack of leadership at the bureau. We’re not contesting conservation. […]

Effective July 9, 2019 Kennewick Irrigation District Begins Voluntary Reduction Watering Schedules

Effective July 9, 2019 Kennewick Irrigation District Begins Voluntary Reduction Watering Schedules KID received the July water supply forecast from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) for Yakima River pro-ratable users such as KID. Water supply has decreased to 67%. If weather patterns do not improve, it is anticipated that conditions will worsen. The USBR […]

Editorial: KID irrigation customers will be left behind by new water plan. It must be fixed

KID serves an estimated 65,000 residents in Tri-Cities, over 20,200 acres, and about half of that acreage is agricultural production. The Yakima River is the sole source of KID’s water supply. The Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (IP) brings together stakeholders, including the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Ecology, Yakama Nation, irrigation […]

Summer Family Fun Night at the Gesa Carousel of Dreams

We are excited to partner with the Gesa Carousel of Dreams this summer to teach kids about the importance of canal safety while families enjoy different activities each week along with carousel rides, face painting, arts and crafts, coloring, fun giveaways, food specials and other great surprises! Join us for great family fun all summer […]

Oh deer!

Oh deer! We had another visitor in our canal this morning, but luckily thanks to the Kennewick Police Department the deer is safe and sound! Kennewick Irrigation District

Two deer stuck in KID canal saved by Kennewick Police Department

Thank you to the Kennewick Police Department and Wildlife Officer for saving these two deer from our canal yesterday! We are happy to hear they are safe and sound! Please remember: Canals are not for play. Stay away! More information: https://www.yaktrinews.com/news/two-deer-stuck-in-irrigation-canal-rescued-by-kennewick-officers/1084826743?fbclid=IwAR1JVvQSlyzVpD17FrHppvzb7wPnhE6qcsNR3XqNAf0HL5ffmlJNkHEKjJU  Kennewick Irrigation District  

Pump Replacement

The motor in one of our pumps seized up and stopped working earlier this week. KID crews worked to get a new motor and got the pump up and running yesterday. Here are some pictures of the new motor being installed. Kennewick Irrigation District

Report a Burrowing Animal

This picture was recently taken by our Vegetation Management team as an example of the burrowing animal activity we have seen this year. Burrowing animals are an on-going challenge for irrigators. If you see signs of rodent activity near canals please call KID at 509-586-9111, email us at customerservice@kid.org or visit our website at www.kid.org and […]

PSA 127

KID crews are working on the intake infrastructure and screen as well as the electrical wiring in PSA 127, in preparation of the new pump that will be installed. Kennewick Irrigation District