Report: Yakima water supply still healthy for farmers, fish

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A report shows that there should be a healthy supply of water for farmers and fish in Washington state this season, despite a dry spring the last two months. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Friday that the state Bureau of Reclamation said farmers with junior water rights are expected to receive a 91% supply, slightly down from predictions in March estimating 96%. Department officials say senior water rights holders are expected to receive full allocations this season. Officials say March and April received about 45% of normal precipitation, and estimates could still change depending on remaining spring rainfall.