Santa Claus is Coming…to KID!

Santa to visit Kennewick Irrigation District! He’s making a list, checking it twice, going to find out who’s naughty or nice, Santa Claus is coming….to KID! Come take a photo with jolly old Saint Nicholas in our holiday themed main lobby. Santa may even have a small treat to give out to kids! (while supplies […]

Blood Drive

          Be the lifeline patients need. Give blood. Kennewick Irrigation District Blood Drive Wednesday, January 8 2020 11:00 am – 4:00 pm 2015 S. Ely Street Kennewick, WA Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: KID to schedule an appointment. Donate and you’ll be entered for a chance […]

Algae Blooms

We continue to clean screens and pump filters daily to prevent algae build up and keep the water moving. Pictured, is a mechanical screen at one of our canals that pulls the algae out of the canal and places it on a conveyor belt. This pile of algae was from just one night. Kennewick Irrigation […]

Automated Control Gates installed on Badger East Canal

Two automated control gates were installed on the Badger East canal yesterday. Automated control gates allow KID to better manage canal water levels and flows, helping to reduce the impact of drought conditions like the drought we are currently experiencing. Kennewick Irrigation District

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