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March 25, 2015 12:00 AM

Kennewick Irrigation District: Red Mountain Project 60 years in the making realized

A vision nearly 60 years in the making that would bring water to the dry scrublands of Red Mountain was realized Jan. 8, when the Kennewick Irrigation District celebrated the successful completion of the Red Mountain Project. The project, which brought Yakima River water to the mountain, took five years and $19.2 million dollars, or a cost of $10,764 per acre over 25 years for Local Improvement District members, to complete. These numbers are overshadowed by the immense benefits that will be gained for the winegrowers of Red Mountain, the surrounding economies and the customers of KID.

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