East Columbia Basin Irrigation District (ECBID) Secretary-Manager Craig Simpson spoke as an invited panelist at the Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture (WASDA) annual conference.
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Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after receiving notification that East Columbia Basin Irrigation District’s Odessa Groundwater Replacement Program (OGWRP) could receive up to $5 million through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations (WFPO) Program Funding.
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The first pump station of the Odessa Groundwater Replacement, called EL47.5, became operational in the spring of 2021. The project includes nearly nine miles of pipes and will provide water to roughly 10,500 acres of valuable farmland that are currently served by deep wells.
Craig Simpson: Implementing the Odessa Groundwater Replacement Project at the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District