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Irrigation water to flow next week

Staff Report | March 15, 2023 1:30 AM

MOSES LAKE —The East Columbia Basin Irrigation District will begin filling the East Low Canal for the 2023 irrigation season on March 22, according to a statement from the ECBID. The East Low Canal serves the Moses Lake, Warden, and Othello areas of the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District and the Connell (Block 18) area of the South Columbia Basin Irrigation District.

Deliveries from the East Low Canal will begin on March 27, the statement said. Deliveries to the East District's Block 49, from the Potholes East Canal, will begin to be available March 20.

Irrigation deliveries will be dependent on the demand in individual lateral systems. Pump plants will also be started when orders are sufficient for start-up of the plants. Water users should contact their respective watermaster headquarters in Moses Lake or Othello or contact their ditchrider to receive current information and schedules.

More information is available by calling (509) 488-9671.

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