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Jackson County in State of Emergency

1-5 jbo emigrant lakeMEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Commissioners this morning officially declared Jackson County a local disaster zone and approved a request to declare state of emergency for drought. NewsWatch 12′s reporter in the meeting this morning said Commissioners said this year Southern Oregon has seen the least snow pack ever and the smallest amount of precipitation in thirty years.

NewsWatch 12 will have more on this emergency and the options for Jackson County moving forward, tonight at 5 & 6 PM.