Washington’s Snowpack In “Very Good Shape” To Start April

“Pretty Incredible” That’s how Scott Pattee with the Washington NRCS describes the statewide snowpack, which sits at 131% of average for this time of year, the highest statewide average across the west. Pattee noted the snow year started very slowly and didn’t catch up normal until February. He added that temperatures, as of recent, have […]

Reclamation: Nearly All Water Rights Will Be Met

The irrigation season is underway, and it’s starting on the right foot across Central Washington. According to the Bureau of Reclamation’s April Water Supply Forecast, senior water rights holders in the Yakima basin will get their full supply. Junior rights holders will get 96% of their entitlement this season. “March precipitation, at 42% of normal, […]

Reclamation Yakima Junior Rights Now To 74%

The Bureau of Reclamation released its latest Water Supply Forecast last week, which once again called for a reduction for junior water rights holders.  The June forecast for the Yakima basin indicates Junior water rights holders will receive an estimated 74% of their entitlements this irrigation season; the water supply will fully satisfy senior water […]

KRD: Prorationing Underway

Prorationing  in the Kittitas Reclamation District is underway.  The current proration rate is at 75% based on the May 1, 2019 Total Water Supply Available estimate for the Yakima Basin.   The TWSA estimate will be updated on Thursday.   The Bureau of Reclamation is requiring that the KRD provide 48 hours advance notice of […]