Irrigation dates changed due to weather issues
March 16, 2017
Due to weather, runoff and related damage, the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District is adjusting start-up dates for the 2017 irrigation season, says Craig N. Simpson, secretary-manager of the District.
The East District will change the filling of the East Low Canal from beginning March 21 to Friday, March 24. Deliveries are expected to begin March 30 from the East Low Canal.
The Potholes East Canal will begin filling on March 13, with deliveries to Block 49 expected around March 23.
Irrigation water deliveries will be dependent on demand in individual lateral systems. Pump plants will be started when orders are sufficient for start-up of the plants. Water users should contact their respective Watermaster Headquaters in Moses Lake or Othello or contact their ditchrider to receive current information and schedules.