Barker Ranch Horn Rapids Canal Piping Project

The Project

The project increased the Barker Ranch's water delivery system efficiency by converting an open canal into a piped system. The increased efficiency allowed Barker Ranch to divert less water from the Yakima River, adding an additional 6,436 acre/feet of water to summer streamflows.


More water will be left in the river to benefit fish during the summer when water demand is highest.

Expected Outcomes

Over 6,400 ac-ft of water is now available for streamflows

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Grant Contract

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Benton County

Barker Ranch

$5.6 Million

Economic Benefits*
$10.89 Million Annually
71 jobs added

Environmental Benefits
Less water, 6,436 ac-ft, diverted from the Yakima River during critical summer months.

*During Construction

How we calculate economic benefits.