- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - This year’s water supply outlook for the Yakima Basin continues to decline.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is now predicting that holders of junior water rights will receive only 44 percent of their normal water this year.

The Yakima Herald-Republic says that is down from an estimate of 47 percent earlier this month.

Senior rights holders will still receive a full supply.

As of Tuesday morning, the Yakima Basin’s five reservoirs were 93 percent full, but the snowpack was practically non-existent.


Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com



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