The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi82° Mostly Sunny

Tonight

Lo61° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi87° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo63° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi89° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo64° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi90° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo60° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi88° Partly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo60° Slight Chc Showers

Valley’s lifeblood starts its spring flow

Send to Kindle
Print This

WENATCHEE — In a spring ritual that has spanned more than 100 years, water began flushing through the Highline Canal this week, connecting irrigation users between Dryden, Wenatchee and the western rim of Douglas County.

Rick Smith, manager of the Wenatchee Reclamation District, drove his pickup slowly along the canal road near Western Avenue, watching as the head water crept through the canal, sweeping tumbleweeds and dried debris as it went.

View my options or Sign in