For many irrigation districts across the region, water will turn on for another season in the next couple of weeks. One district that’s been trying the make the most of a mild and dry winter is the Roza Irrigation District.
Executive Director Scott Revell said one of their main projects this winter was piping 13 miles of the pump later canal #13 north of Prosser. Revell added they’ve worked on piping district wide since 1983.
“We’ve probably got about 70% of the district now served off of enclosed later canals that are done with pipes, and so that’s good for the farmers and it’s good for water conservation.”
Revell added they also performed concrete seal work. He noted a lot of that work was left over from the winter of 2019, when record amounts of snow postponed or delays many projects across the District.
The Roza Irrigation district has 95 main and 400 lateral canals across south central Washington.
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