Irrigation Season Starting Up in the Wenatchee Valley

Irrigation season
Wenatchee Reclamation District crews prepare for Irrigation season

Water supply shouldn’t be problem for irrigation in North Central Washington this summer due to a healthy snow pack. Crews with the Wenatchee Reclamation District are in the process of cleaning up the miles of open ditches and checking for damage from this past winter. NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair caught up with one of the crews . . .


The Wenatchee Reclamation District maintains over 37 miles of canals extending from Dryden East to the Rock Island area. Over 5 thousand customers are served. Officials say they plan to charge the canals on April 10th. The Highline Canal has been supplying water to area orchards and for over a century.

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.