The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Washington's Birthday

Hi36° Rain/Snow

Tonight

Lo28° Chance Showers then Slight Chance Snow

Tuesday

Hi37° Chance Rain/Snow

Tuesday Night

Lo28° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi35° Slight Chance Snow Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo22° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi38° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo22° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi36° Slight Chance Snow Showers

Friday Night

Lo20° Partly Cloudy

In the flow Dryden tinkerer invents irrigation screen that cleans itself

Send to Kindle
Print This

DRYDEN — A sweeping change is in the pipeline for irrigators that could save them hours of work daily and bin-loads of money in years to come.

The self-cleaning irrigation ditch screen — or SCIDS (pronounced “skids”) — is a simple, patent-pending invention by former Dryden orchardist, metal fabricator and lifelong tinkerer Frank Andrews.

OK, design of the prototype took him 33 years — “I just kept thinking and thinking,” he laughed — but the result is a…

View my options or Sign in