Drought Causing Low Lake Levels

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Parks have taken a big financial hit this summer, as area lakes have been much lower than normal. Currently, Emigrant Lake is 30 percent full, and Howard Prairie Lake is 37 percent full. The Jackson County Parks Department said it has caused several boat ramps to be closed much earlier … Continue reading »

Reservoirs Rise But Still Below Average

ASHLAND, Ore. — Temperatures are warming, and it is causing what little snow pack there is on Mount Ashland and Mount Shasta, to start to melt.  The run-off helps to fill local reservoirs, but officials said those reservoirs are lower than year’s past. Emigrant lake is 39 percent full, and that is higher than it’s … Continue reading »

Emigrant Lake Driest in Years

ASHLAND, Ore. – Emigrant Lake is showing the lowest water volume in more than a decade. According to Bureau of Reclamation Statistics, water volume is less than half of where it was last year at this time. Last year the lake measured 19,310 acre-feet, versus 8,610 this year. Total precipitation is also lower than any … Continue reading »