125 S. 13th St, P. O. Box 810, Sunnyside, WA 98944  USA


The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation issued a revised water supply forecast of 44% for Roza today.

Roza is shut down, the Board approved today to restart June 1st. 

Looking to lease Roza water from another Roza farmer? Please email your name and contact phone number to kespinoza@roza.org If you are looking to obtain leased water, a list will be created and updated at the end of each business day.


The Roza Board of Directors approved leasing water from S.V.I.D. at $500 per acre, leased land must be kept fallow for the remaining season. The SVID Board removed the eligibility requirement for land to have been irrigated in 2014.

You may apply at SVID, the second application period at SVID is open. The application deadline for the second round of SVID transfers is Thursday, May 28th. Copies of the of the application and program guidelines will be posted here.  Eligible parcels in the SVID must be at least 3 acres in size and cannot be irrigated from any source for the remaining 2015 irrigation season, however, you can irrigate up to .50 acre with a well.

please click here... SVID transfer Questions & Answers 

If you have information about management of the water supply in 2015 that you would like the Board to consider at the May 22nd meeting, you can submit it via email at srevell@roza.org

Please click here...May 22nd Drought option report.

Please click here...May 5th Drought option report with 38% supply

Please click here...May 5th -Drought options report

Please click here...April 27th-Drought Operating Plans


Storage Control has been declared for the Yakima River Basin and water rationing is in effect. Effective Monday, April 20th, the Roza Irrigation District will be prorating at 10 points per 40 acres (10 pts/40 = 0.16 cfs/40 = 1.8 gpm/acre). Updates to the prorationing schedule will be posted daily.


2015 Water Supply & Drought Information - please click below for the following...


Normally, one full business day advance notice will be required for water orders, however, the District reserves the right to postpone water delivery orders two full business days when necessary.  7:00 a.m. is the cutoff time because Roza's Watermaster submits orders to the Bureau of Reclamation at 7:00 a.m.


For example: Water orders received by the District before 7:00 a.m. on a Tuesday will be delivered Wednesday.  Orders received after 7:00 a.m. Tuesday (but before 7:00 a.m. Wednesday) will be delivered Thursday.

Similarly, orders received before 7:00 a.m. Friday will be delivered Monday and orders received after 7:00 a.m. Friday will be delivered Tuesday.

Saturday, Sunday and holidays are not considered business days for water ordering purposes. One extra business day may be required by the Bureau of Reclamation if water is not readily available to the District such as drought conditions.

Roza Irrigation District issued a statement regarding supplying federal water to marijuana growing operations, please click on appropriate county to view document... Yakima County and Benton County.





2015 Acrolein/Teton/Cascade/Captain/Copper Schedule....click here.   










Please click here for
Employment Application

view here.....Wasteway 5 Re-Regulation Reservoir time lapse video

For the most current USBR reservoir storage levels (during irrigation season) click here


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