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Pioneer water project good for irrigators, fish

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WENATCHEE — By next spring, members of the Wenatchee River’s oldest water-users association are going be “under pressure” for the first time since the group formed in 1896. The Pioneer Water Users Association, together with the conservation group Trout Unlimited, Monday began work on a $3.5 million project to transform their historic gravity-fed, earthen irrigation canal into a pressurized pump-driven system of underground pipe.

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