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Kennewick Irrigation District To Begin Mandatory Watering Schedules May 31

The Kennewick Irrigation District (KID) announced Tuesday the implementation of a mandatory watering schedule effective at the end of the month, due to drought conditions.

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Best drinking water honored by state
Best drinking water honored by state (Townsquare media image)
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State Honors “Best Drinking Water” – We Don’t Make List

The Washington State Department of Health Thursday released the results of their 'best drinking water in Washington' program.

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Lack of snow sets new snowpack low record
Lack of snow sets new snowpack low record (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
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Washington Snowpack Sets New Record Low for April

The previous all-time low was 33%.  Now, it's well below that.

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Water conservation garden tour coming April 25th
Water conservation garden tour coming April 25th (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Don’t Let Drought Kill Your Garden – Water Conservation Event Coming April 25th

We won't really know the full impact of this year's projected drought until the weather warms up more, but we could potentially be in for a very dry summer.

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Toilet reservoir inspections coming in May
Toilet reservoir inspections coming in May (Townsquare media-Benton Franklin Reservoir Water Inspection photo)
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Drought Prompts Water Reservoir Testing in Benton-Franklin Toilets – Details

Here are more details about the program, slated to begin May 1st.

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Drought prompts toilet reservoir inspections coming in May
Drought prompts toilet reservoir inspections coming in May (Townsquare media image)
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Pending Drought Prompts Toilet Water Level Limits in Benton-Franklin County

You've all heard about the diminished snowfall in the Cascades this year, and how some irrigation districts are only receiving 73% of their normal amounts of water.  Well, now add some new restrictions.

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Drought conditions very likely in Columbia Basin this summer
Drought conditions very likely in Columbia Basin this summer (Photo by Brent Stirton/Reportage for Getty Images.)
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Gov. Inslee Declares Drought Emergency for Columbia Basin, Wenatchee Areas

At first glance, many irrigation districts across Southeastern Washington thought it would be tight this summer with water supplies, but now further examination shows possible, or probable, drought conditions.

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Kennewick Irrigation District
Kennewick Irrigation District (Kennewick Irrigation District)
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No Drought, But KID Preparing for “Low Water” Irrigation Season

They're not officially calling it a drought, but Kennewick Irrigation District officials say they're prepared to utilize their drought plans to ensure water will be delivered when and where it's needed, if necessary.

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Homeless man rolls into river while sleeping under bridge in Spokane
Homeless man rolls into river while sleeping under bridge in Spokane (Grace Ditzler - KXLY TV 4 Facebook page)
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Homeless Man Rolls Into Spokane River While Sleeping Under Bridge

Spokane emergency crews were able to rescue the man, who fortunately woke up from the shock of the cold water.

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Dead body in water tank fouls Mexico City drinking water
Dead body in water tank fouls Mexico City drinking water (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Strange Taste in Neighborhood Water System Caused By Dead Body in Water Tank!

Residents of a Mexico City, Mexico neighborhood began to complain to officials recently about an unusual taste in the water coming from their faucets.  The source will make you gag.

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