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New Beehive Reservoir pipeline means more water for orchards, more for stream

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SQUILCHUCK — Beehive Reservoir is getting a new pipeline that will allow faster fill for orchard irrigation, reduce waste and keep more water in the mountain creeks that supply it.

Crews for Chelan County and the Beehive Irrigation District will work through mid October replacing almost 3.5 miles of 62-year-old concrete pipe with a sealed plastic pipe with better flow for faster fill, district vice president Mike Rolfs, said last week.

“This is a huge project,” said Rolfs who helps…

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