Some of the earliest irrigation water rights in the territory of Washington have been shut off in tributaries of the Yakima River due to extreme drought conditions.
The Sunnyside Port Commission needed just 45 minutes to conduct its business Monday night, which included the adoption of a short consent agenda.
$16 million relief funding available
Across the state of Washington wild fires rage, public water storage is a concern, farmers are cutting back on their crops and fishing rules have been dramatically changed.
Federal assistance is available to farmers interested in agricultural conservation programs. Growers now will have more time to apply for those funds.
A server issue from last Wednesday with Roza’s water ordering system has been addressed and the system is back up and running today, Monday.
Proposed rule will help state prepare for future droughts
A rule that’s been drafted would help Washington deal with water shortages by encouraging local jurisdictions to reuse or reclaim water.
Wayne Connelly has found himself in a bind.
With temperatures later this week and next expected to reach triple digits for several days, Roza Irrigation District officials will ramp up rates of delivery ahead of schedule.
Short water supply impacts local cemetery
It’s difficult to keep a park-like setting green when there is not enough water to go around.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) this past Wednesday announced there is a burn ban in effect on DNR-protected lands east of the crest of the Cascade Mountains. The eastern Washington burn ban applies to state forests, state parks and forestlands under DNR fire protection.
Summer enforcement of agricultural dealer licenses is underway.
Flush with nearly 10,000 acre-feet of water from the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District, Roza irrigators have a bit more reason for hope during this summer’s drought.
In action Tuesday, Roza’s board authorized District Manager Scott Revell to execute a reimbursement contract with the Department of Ecology.
Local families and seniors in need can get milk, potatoes, apples, onions, a variety of whole grain breads and other shelf-stable items when the Second Harvest Mobile Food Bank is at the Sunnyside ACS Food Bank (1875 East Lincoln Ave.) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this coming Thursday, June 11.