Gov. Jay Inslee uses over-size scissors while Roza’s Jim Williard, from left, Ric Valicoff and Jason Sheehan use regular scissors to cut a ribbon, marking the official opening of a new reservoir.
The glassy surface of the Roza Re-Regulation Reservoir reflects the surrounding grass covered hills.
Roza Irrigation District Engineering Manager Wayne Sonnichsen explains the size and scope of the $30 million Roza project, which Gov. Jay Inslee, seated, helped make possible.
Gov. Jay Inslee joins Van Gundy family members, not in order, Anna Van Gundy; daughters, Krysti Febus and Rhonda Crane; granddaughters, Emma Febus and Teagan Van Gundy, and Ashley Crane for a photograph after yesterday’s dedication.
Roza Board President Ric Valicoff welcome the families and dignitaries to the ribbon cutting.
The spillway will aid in heavy rainfall and snowmelt overflow from the reservoir.
From left, Roza Irrigation Director Scott Revell; Roza board members Will Jones Jason Sheehan, Jim Williard, Ric Valicoff and David Minch; federal Bureau of Reclamation’s Wendy Christiansen; Gov. Jay Inslee; state Department of Ecology Office of Columbia River’s Tom Tebb; and state department of Agriculture Director Derrick Sandison were on hand for the grand-opening of the new reservoir yesterday.