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Yakima Basin water supply above average

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Good news for farmers in the Yakima River Basin. The Bureau of Reclamation says this year's water supply is at an above normal level.

That means all users will get their full water supply for the upcoming agricultural season.

The Bureau of Reclamation says last months late snow fall helped boost predictions.

"The more snow you have usually the later it is that you'll start using water out of the reservoirs, and that helps the water supply," said Chris Lynch with the Bureau of Reclamation.

Local reservoir storage is also above average at 133%.

They say even if we don't see much rain this spring, they still expect to have more than enough water for irrigation.

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