Low Snow Pack Impacts Water

Ashland Creek ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland is getting help from other cities to supply their residents drinking water.

The Public Works Department is using the Talent Irrigation District to supplement the city’s water supply. Officials say the snow pack was 54% of normal this year, and so Ashland’s creeks cannot keep up with how much water people need.

Before adding the water from the talent district, health officials made sure the water was safe to use. Public works directors say this supplementation will continue through the rest of the dry season.

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  1. Don says:

    ppm of pesticides and herbicides. When I was younger there were warning signs not to drink or swim in irrigation canals due to run off from the fields.

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