Washington Snowpack Well Above Average For This Time Of Year

Thanks to a band of several storms last month, the Washington snowpack is in great shape for early March. Scott Pattee with NRCS said it’s been a long time since Washington has seen a statewide numbers like this. “You know, this snowpack is going to take us into spring in really tiptop shape.  So, pretty […]

CBDL Conference Set For Early March

The Columbia Basin Development League’s annual conference will a virtual affair this year, titled “With Once Voice”. CBDL Deputy Director Sara Higgins said the forum is for stakeholders, like land owners, local, state and federal officials as well as residents to discuss the latest information pertaining to the Columbia Basin and irrigation.  She noted several […]

Quincy Columbia Basin Irrigation District To Start Filing Canals

The Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District has announced plans to start filling the West Canal on Wednesday, March 17th, barring any unforeseen scheduling requirements. Priming will continue on smaller canals and laterals through the first week in April, depending on the weather and the demand for water deliveries. After March 17th, water users are urged to contact […]

Klamath Basin Irrigators See Power Cost Decrease To Start New Year

Starting on January 1st, irrigators in Oregon’s Klamath and Lost River Basins saw a 3.5% reduction in power costs. The Klamath Water Users Association, said this is welcomed news, since the Oregon Public Utility Commission approved a 10% increase in base rates for irrigators in February. “We  are  very  pleased  with  this outcome,”  said  KWUA […]

Revell: The Roza Irrigation District Is Prepared For Possible COVID Impacts

2020 was a very busy year for the Roza Irrigation District, and it looks like that trend will continue into the New Year. District Manager Scott Revell said they spent roughly $2.5 million to enclose area lateral canals, while also putting the finishing touches on a four year project to clean out the 95-mile long […]

Valley Insights: Thermal Imaging

This week, Craig Bell talks about the thermal imaging capabilities of Valley Insights and how it benefits Washington growers in a number of ways. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]