NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The sun was out Monday, and rivers and streams in Southern Oregon are receding following last weeks soaking rainstorms.
The Rogue River at Grants Pass measure about 30,000 cubic feet per second flow over the weekend. That left riverbanks choked with logs and other debris Monday.
Grants Pass Irrigation District Manager Dan Shepard say there will almost certainly be rocks and sand in front of pump intakes that needs to be cleared before irrigation season can start.
“We’re sure we got rocks over the intake, but the Bureau bought us a big excavator. We have a camera and crews, so we’ll just have to get down there and push some of the rock out of the way so we can fire up,” explains Shepard.
At Caveman Mobile Park, several large pines, cedar and oak trees were blown down in a gust of wind early Saturday morning. Residents have also cleared most of that debris, and no one was injured.