KRD OFFICE INFO
The KRD office will be closing at 12:00pm on Weds, November 22, 2023 and remain closed November 23 and 24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
HOURS: 7am to 5pm, Monday - Friday
(Office will be closed all major holidays.)
PO Box 276
Ellensburg, WA 98926
315 N Water St
Ellensburg, WA 98926
As a reminder, the KRD canal system and operational roads that surround them are for maintenance only. Please be safe, stay out of the canals and laterals as well as off the ditch bank roads.
Water Season 2023 is complete as of October 15, 2023. Any water remaining in the system is not for irrigation purposes. Thank you!
Ride 1 – Ditch Rider: Nick Newton, Location: West of Ellensburg, in the Manastash Rd, Weaver Rd, Robinson Canyon Rd areas.
Ride 2 – Ditch Rider: Robby Main, Location: Hayward Hill (Yakima Pressure Tunnel Outlet to Naneum Rd area.
Ride 4 – Ditch Rider: Matt McCune, Location: Naneum Rd and east to KRD boundary, South to Sorenson Rd, Hamilton Rd area.
Ride 5 – Ditch Rider: Steven Gordon, Location: Badger Pocket area.
Ride 6 – Ditch Rider: Jacob Heyen, Location: Upper Kittitas County.
Ride 7 – Ditch Rider: David Mayer, Location: East of Ellensburg, Pumping Plant Rd area.
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The Kittitas Reclamation District is located in Central Washington in the Kittitas Valley.
Approximately two thirds of all the irrigated acres in Kittitas County, approximately 60,000 acres, are serviced by the KRD's 330 miles of canals and laterals.
It is the 6th largest irrigation district in Washington State.
Thirty siphons, the longest is 3325 feet in length, and eleven tunnels help the canal keep as much elevation as possible.
From its start at Lake Easton Dam to its terminus on the Turbine Lateral where it spills to the Yakima River the canal only loses 310 feet in those 78 miles.
The KRD has a pro-ratable water right. In a drought year, when there is less water than it takes to fulfill all of the non-prorated water rights in the Yakima River basin, the KRD will receive less than its full entitlement. The last major shortfalls were in 2001, 2005, 2015, and 2019.
The KRD budget is funded by landowner assessments. The rates of assessment, as well as all KRD policies, are determined by a Board of Directors who are elected from landowners within the District. Board meetings are open to the public and are usually held the first Tuesday of every month at the KRD office.