Inslee declares drought emergency for vast majority of Washington, says this is ‘summer of climate change’

Inslee declares drought emergency for vast majority of Washington, says this is ‘summer of climate change’ By Nico Portuondo 459-5140 Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency Wednesday for the vast majority of Washington and said that the historic dry spell is being made worse by climate change. “We have to recognize this, this wave […]

Grass Clippings Clogging Filters

These hot summer months produce a lot of algae in our canal system, which we treat with a variety of herbicides. One thing we can’t treat, however, is grass clippings. Recently we’ve taken several calls regarding grass clippings being found in our customers’ filters. If you happen to live near or on our canal system, […]

July is Smart Irrigation Month

July is Smart Irrigation Month! Smart Irrigation Month was an initiative kick started by the Irrigation Association with the aim of educating individuals regarding the benefits of smart irrigation technologies, products, and services. Amongst many examples of water wastage, one is directly associated with sprinklers — people turn on sprinklers but forget to turn them […]

Endothall Treatment

⚠️ In an effort to control aquatic growth during the upcoming warmer temperatures, Kennewick Irrigation District will be applying an Endothall treatment to our canal system on June 18th. Endothall specifically targets aquatic plants and algae so it is not harmful to yard grass, plants and trees. What is Endothall? Endothall is a contact herbicide […]

Newhouse Tours Kennewick Irrigation District, Highlights Upcoming Title Transfer

May 27, 2021 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) toured Kennewick Irrigation District’s (KID) facilities and spoke with the KID Board of Directors regarding water supplies in the Lower Yakima River Basin and the pending title transfer from the Bureau of Reclamation. He also toured the future reservoir site and canal lining […]

Kennewick Irrigation District: Protecting and Enhancing Our Future

BY CHARLES FREEMAN DISTRICT MANAGER APRIL 30, 2021 12:27 AM As we prepare for another beautiful spring in the Tri-Cities, the impacts of the last drought in 2015 have begun to fade. At the Kennewick Irrigation District (KID), the drought of 2015 is a reminder that each year we must be vigilant and prepare our community […]

Reclamation releases technical reports and interactive web tool supporting the 2021 SECURE Water Act Report

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Reclamation today released final technical reports supporting the Water Reliability in the West – 2021 SECURE Water Act Report. Reclamation’s 2021 West-Wide Climate and Hydrology Assessment and seven individual basin reports provide detailed information on climate change impacts and adaptation strategies to increase water supply reliability in the West. A new 2021 SECURE […]

2021 Irrigation Season

It is officially the 2021 irrigation season! You can check our water status map at for estimated dates on when water will be delivered to your area. Deliveries are expected to begin on April 7th. A popular question I received last year is why it takes so long for water to be delivered. Before […]

Phone Service Restored

UPDATE – The phone service has been restored, thank you! ——– We are currently experiencing a system outage that is affecting our phone service. If you need to reach our customer service staff, you can still email us at Thank you, Kennewick Irrigation District

Reclamation Releases Yakima Basin March Water Supply Forecast

For Release: March 04, 2021 YAKIMA, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation’s March 2021 total water supply available forecast for the Yakima basin indicates the water supply will satisfy all senior and junior water rights this irrigation season. “The seasonal precipitation, and the current snowpack and reservoir storage are at very good levels and should […]