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Local Lakes Still Waiting For Rain

LOST CREEK, Ore. — The storm that brought several inches of rain and hurricane-force winds to the coast has had much less impact in the Rogue Valley.

At Lost Creek Lake, the dry fall allowed the Corps of Engineers to bring the lake down to the level it should be to capture winter snow melt and rain runoff. All along Highway 62, waterfalls and freshets are feeding the Rogue River below the dam.

Corps Manager Jim Buck says this is a good storm, but there’s not much flood danger right now. Buck says Lost Creek Lake is down about 60 feet to start the filling season. Applegate Lake should be down about 100 feet this time of year.