A special event set for June 6 will bring federal, state, and private partners together to celebrate the completion of a nine-year, $45 million water conservation construction effort aimed at improving irrigation deliveries and enhancing instream flows for threatened and endangered fish.


The Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District (SVID) is hosting the event which will include representation from the Bureau of Reclamation, Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology), the Yakama Nation and others to celebrate the completion of Phase I Sunnyside Canal Improvement Project authorized under the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project (YRBWEP) Water Conservation Program.


The event is scheduled from 10 am - noon at Sunnyside Re-regulation Reservoir 37.10 located adjacent to the Sunnyside Canal near State Route 241 and Van Belle Road about 2 miles northeast of Sunnyside, Wash.