According to the latest snow pack readings we no longer have to worry about the water levels in our area being low. The numbers show were at 124% of average for the upper Yakima river area and 126% for the lower part.
The Department of Agriculture says water supplies are expected to be in good shape this coming Spring. They say people in the Tri-Cities can also rest easy because most of our irrigation water comes from the snow above the Yakima area.
"We're definitely always lucky when we have a good snow pack year because that means we're going to have a good sustainable water supply this season," said Scott Pattee, a Water Supply Specialist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
This water supply specialist also says the Yakima, Snake and Columbia rivers are all staying above average right now. He says the Okanogan area is a little below average, but it's nothing to worry about at this point.