The Inland Northwest enjoyed a very wet winter and spring, which has led to ample water levels in creeks, rives and wells across the region. But with temperatures expected to climb in to the upper 70’s and low 80’s across much of Central and Eastern Washington, irrigation will become more frequent. Scott Pattee with NRCS, told the Washington Ag Network while there is no concern about water levels right now, that may not be the cases during the heat of the summer. Pattee said ground water across the Inland Northwest has reestablished itself after several difficult years.
“Water wells are going to be at some of their higher levels. But, you know, at the same time, while we have a lot of water, it’s important to remember conservation and to take care of your natural resources.”
For conservation ideas in your community, contact your local NRCS office.
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