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Full water supply predicted for Yakima Basin irrigators

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YAKIMA —The first official water supply forecast for this year’s irrigation season predicts a full amount for all water rights holders in the Yakima River Basin.

The federal Bureau of Reclamation report released Thursday is based on river flows, snowpack and reservoir storage levels. The snowpack is currently at 106 percent of normal for early March.

Area water managers met Thursday for a supply and operations meeting that was “short and sweet,” thanks to the forecast, according to Chuck Garner,…

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