Several Ag Related Projects Included In Washington Capital Budget

Over the weekend, Washington lawmakers approved a two-year state capital budget, House Bill 1080. Several farm focused projects across the state will get funding in the upcoming biennium, including: $4.2 million for Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District $300,000 for the Selah-Moxee Irrigation District $235,000 for the Yakima Valley Fair in Grandview $5 Million in Funding for […]

Yakima Water Rights Completely Restored

On Thursday, the Bureau of Reclamation announced that not only will senior water rights holder in the Yakima Basin get their full allotment of water; but in addition, junior water rights holders will receive up to 100% of their water. Reclamation’s decision was based on the July total water supply forecast which showed considerable improvement […]

Reclamation: Yakima Junior Water Rights Unchanged

Very little changed from May to June, when it comes to the water entitlements in the Yakima basin. According to the Bureau of Reclamation, senior water rights will be fully satisfied at this point, while junior water rights will receive an estimated 92% of the entitlements this irrigation season; up slightly from the 91% announced […]

Dry Spring Impacts Yakima Basin Water Rights Holders

Because of the very dry conditions in March and April, Yakima Basin junior water rights holders will see limitations this irrigation season. The Bureau of Reclamation’s most recent Water Supply forecast shows senior water rights will be fully satisfied while junior rights holder will get 91% of the entitlement. “March and April were very dry […]

Yakima Water Rights Numbers Improve As Irrigation Season Draws To A Close

As we move into the final weeks of the 2019 irrigation season, good news for junior water rights holders in the Yakima Valley.  Reclamation announced this week junior rights holders will see 70% of their full allotment.  That is a 1% improvement from last month.   Despite the dry start to the summer, senior water […]