Agriculture

Columbia Irrigation District manager resigns

The Columbia Irrigation District’s general manager has resigned.

Joel Teeley resigned as general manager of the Kennewick-based district last week, and the district’s board voted Friday to accept the resignation, said board Vice President Howard Ellison.

Teeley became the manager in 2012 and was the 14th person to head the irrigation district since 1918, according to its website.

The Columbia Irrigation District serves about 9,200 farms and homes in West Richland, Richland, Kennewick and Finley, according to Herald archives. It has a total of 41 miles of canals.

The district plans to advertise for a new manager soon, Ellison said.

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