Irrigating the Ahtanum Valley

Providing seasonal water
Enhancing fish access
Preserving the watershed

Delivering irrigation water in the Ahtanum Valley since 1918

The Ahtanum Irrigation District is a Washington special purpose district established in 1918 to deliver irrigation water in the Ahtanum Valley located in Yakima County. The District lies between the southern boundary of the Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District and the northern boundary of the Yakama Indian Reservation.

The District also owns and manages 4,780 acres of timberland in the Ahtanum State Forest located within T12 R13E in Sections 1, 3, 9, 11, 13 & 15 and those portions north of the creek in Sections 23 & 25. See Ahtanum State Forest Green Dot map.

Irrigation Season

Our annual irrigation season is from April 15 to July 10.

Irrigation Water Rights

Please contact the Stream Patroller.

Board of Directors

An elected, three-member Board of Directors governs the District.

Board Members
Cole Hansen, President
Sam Hull, Vice President
Mark Herke, Director

Jerry Talbott, Secretary-Attorney

Monthly Board Meetings

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors is held at the office of the District on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., with the exception of those months with more than four Tuesdays and then the meeting shall be held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (except when otherwise designated).

Download the 2024 Board Meeting Schedule

Recreation & Services

Patron Permit

For the benefit of patrons living within our District, we offer a seasonal Patron Permit that allows for private-use firewood cutting as well as primitive camping within select District timberland areas. Please contact the office for more information.

Backhoe & Dump Truck Services

For the benefit of patrons living within our District, we offer custom backhoe work and/or dump truck hauling services (in accessible locations only). The current fee is $75 per hour, plus applicable sales tax. Please contact the Stream Patroller for more information.

Photo Gallery

Enjoy these pictures of the Ahtanum Valley and Ahtanum Irrigation District timberlands.

Ahtanum Creek & Vicinity

District Timberlands

Irrigation Office
  • Ahtanum Irrigation District
    10705 Gilbert Rd – Ste B
    Yakima, WA 98903-9203

  • (509) 249-0233 (Fax)

Stream Patroller

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