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 […]

Newhouse Throws Support Behind WIFIA Improvement Act

On Tuesday, Representative Dan Newhouse announced he was joining a bipartisan group of lawmakers looking to amend the 2014 WIFIA Act. The group said House Resolution 8217 would improve the six year old Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, allowing public water projects to be eligible for low interest, longer-term federal loans from the EPA. […]

Roza Irrigation Crews Use Busy Off Season To Prepare For 2020

For many irrigation districts across the region, water will turn on for another season in the next couple of weeks. One district that’s been trying the make the most of a mild and dry winter is the Roza Irrigation District. Executive Director Scott Revell said one of their main projects this winter was piping 13 […]

Minick Resignation Creates Opening On Roza Irrigation Board

After 22 years as the Division 4 director of the Roza Irrigation district, David Minik has resigned, leading to an opening on the board.  The current term expires in January next year.  The person selected by the Yakima County Commissioners to fill the position must run for election later this year to serve out the […]

Revell: Roza Crews Will Be Busy With Construction Work Over Next Three Months

Now that most of the main lines and canals are clear of water, officials with the Roza Irrigation District can turn their attention to a host of construction and improvement projects across the area.  Roza Executive Director Scott Revell said crews have a long to do list in front of them, and not a lot […]

Revell: Newhouse Legislation Would Benefit Local Irrigation Districts

Ask Scott Revell, manager of the Roza Irrigation District, he’ll tell you Dan Newhouse’s recently introduced Water Act would be a huge benefit for irrigation agriculture across the western U.S.  He says additional funding is sorely needed.  For example, he said while the Reclamation Act went in to effect in 1902, some irrigation canals across […]

Irrigation Season Starting To Wrap Up Across the Inland Northwest

We may have a few more days of summer, but the irrigation season is coming to an end for many across the region.  The Kittitas Reclamation District will turn off water for delivery starting Wednesday September 18th.  The early shutoff date comes following a meeting earlier this month with Bureau of Reclamation officials.   The […]