The Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District (SVID) is located in Yakima
and Benton counties in South Central Washington. Click here for a geographic map showing the land served by The
Fact sheet for SVID.
SVID is the largest entity in the Sunnyside Division which
encompasses all lands served by the Sunnyside Canal. The Sunnyside
Division serves 94,614 irrigable acres and is comprised of Sunnyside
Valley Irrigation District, two ditch companies Konowac Ditch
Company and Piety Flat Ditch Company and five cities Zillah,
Granger, Sunnyside, Grandview and Prosser. SVID provides irrigation
service to roughly 92,000 acres with mostly senior, non-proratable
rights. The Sunnyside Division has, in the aggregate, 2/3 senior or
non-proratable rights and 1/3 junior or proratable rights.
The Sunnyside Division dates back to 1890 when the Northern Pacific
Railroad began construction of the Sunnyside Canal. The United
States Bureau of Reclamation (then known as the United States
Reclamation Service) purchased the Sunnyside Canal in 1905 and by
1923 completed the project.
Fact sheet for Sunnyside Division.
On March 10, 1906, the Sunnyside Water Users Association was formed
to provide a liaison between the federal government and the
landowners. On January 22, 1917, the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation
District was formed to replace the Sunnyside Water Users
The Bureau of Reclamation operated the Sunnyside Division until
1945. Beginning with the 1946 irrigation season, SVID has operated
and maintained its facilities as well as the joint use facilities of
the Sunnyside Division.
SVID is a governmental entity and is not privately owned or operated
for profit. It is operated by the landowners of the district for
their mutual benefit.
|Mike Hogue, Vice Chairman
|Doug Simpson, Chariman