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Reduced water allotment for junior rights holders in Washington
6/11/2019 12:00:00 AM



CATEGORIES:
Agriculture
Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
AFFECTED AREAS:
Benton County, WA
Benton City, WA
Yakima County, WA
Grandview, WA
Granger, WA
Moxee City, WA
Selah, WA
Sunnyside, WA
Zillah, WA

Start Date: 6/7/2019 - End Date: 9/30/2019
Water users in the Roza Irrigation District and other junior rights holders will receive 74 percent of their allotment through Sept. 30, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s June forecast. Low reservoir levels in October 2018, lower than normal winter runoff and below average mountain snowfall limited water supplies. Yakima Herald-Republic (Wash.), June 7, 2019
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