Irrigation disaster: farmers could go two more weeks without water

Irrigation disaster: farmers could go two more weeks without water
Photo by Matt Finn, Action News
WAPATO, Wash. -- KIMA continues to follow the ongoing issues with irrigation in the Lower Valley.

We now learned dozens of farms might go another two weeks without it.

Farmers from Wapato to White Swan have had little to no irrigation water for more than a month.

It's all because the pump system belonging to the Wapato Irrigation Project broke.

Some farmers already lost entire fields worth millions.

Irrigation officials say they're still waiting for the repaired equipment to come in from Portland.

Farmers are on a rotating water schedule until then.