irrigation

Franklin County Farm Slapped with Six-Figure Fine
(Pasco, WA) -- A large fine for a local farm. The Washington Department of Ecology imposing a $304-thousand dollar penalty to Frank Tiegs LLC for illegally irrigating 250 acres of crops in Franklin County in 2021. As part of its investigation, Ecology found Tiegs LLC tilled the unfarmed land and planted a crop in early 2021 and began irrigating from McNary Pool in March ...
KID asks for help keeping burrowing animals away from canals
KID asks for help keeping burrowing animals away from canals
The Kennewick Irrigation District turned on the irrigation system over the weekend, and officials say they need your help to make sure burrowing rodents don't cause a break in irrigation canals. "The number one cause of canal failures in the 17 Western states the Bureau of Reclamation manages  is from burrowing rodents," says Kenniwick Irrigation District manager Chuck Freeman. ... Read