Newhouse Applauds Kennewick Irrigation District Title Transfer

September 17, 2021 Press Release Transfer supports local management of water supplies WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) has transmitted official congressional notification of the proposed conveyance of title to the Kennewick Irrigation District (KID). He released the following statement in support of the title transfer: “Communities […]

Newhouse Announces Water Conservation Project Funding for Central Washington Irrigation Districts

September 2, 2021 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) applauded the announcement by the Bureau of Reclamation of three Central Washington irrigation district projects that have been selected to receive federal Small Scale Water Efficiency Grants. These grants, which are part of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s WaterSMART program, aim to help water entities across […]

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 […]