Health Advisory Lifted at Lake

LOST CREEK LAKE, Ore. — A health advisory issued Sept. 13 for Lost Creek Lake has been lifted today by the Oregon Health Authority. High levels of blue-green algae in the lake prompted the initial advisory. The lake is located 30 miles northeast of Medford on the Rogue River in Jackson County. Water monitoring has … Continue reading »

Health Advisory for Lost Creek Lake

MEDFORD, Ore. — A health advisory has been issued for Lost Creek Lake in Jackson County. Oregon Public Health issued the advisory on Friday due to high levels of blue-green algae in Lost Creek Lake, located 30 miles northeast of Medford on the Rogue River in Jackson County. Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of … Continue reading »

Lake Patrols Ready For Labor Day

TRAIL, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is saturating lakes with patrol boats for the Labor Day weekend. For the most part, they are doing random routine inspections.  They are making sure boaters are up to date on their registration, and have required safety necessities on board in case of an accident. “Usually by … Continue reading »

Labor Day at the Lake

EMIGRANT LAKE, Ore. — One of the most popular spots to vacation over Labor Day weekend is the lake. Camping, grilling, boating – all iconic symbols of what has become known as the last weekend of the summer. Most of the camping lots are filled up at Emigrant Lake with campers celebrating the Labor Day … Continue reading »

Rogue River Levels Lower Than Last Year

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. — The extreme heat and lack of rain is causing lower water levels along the Rogue River, and water managers are working to make sure there’s enough to help farmers, fish, and drinking water. At Lost Creek Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said they are releasing 1,500 cubic feet … Continue reading »

Deputies Discuss Boat Safety

ASHLAND, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies say spring 2013 is already proving to be a dangerous season on Southern Oregon waterways. There have been boat crashes on both the Rogue River and Lost Creek Lake. Lots of folks will be headed outdoors this holiday weekend, and while Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies say they want … Continue reading »

Local Runners Rally for Bombing Victims

LOST CREEK LAKE, Ore. – Runners from across Southern Oregon laced up today at Lost Creek Lake for a charity run and memorial to the Boston Marathon bombing. Nearly 200 runners showed up to the event. Each wore a bib with a black ribbon and the name of one of the victims who died in … Continue reading »

2012 Water Abundance Helps 2013 Deficit

Rogue River, Ore. — Southern Oregon irrigation officials say last year’s wet spring and wet start to winter have helped offset what was a very dry first three months of 2013. Officials at Lost Creek Lake say as of April 8th the lake had about 4.5′ to go until it’s full and Applegate Lake had … Continue reading »

Lots of Water At Local Lakes

APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. – The heavy rain the past week has raised reservoir levels at both Lost Creek and Applegate Lakes. Water was gushing from the base of Applegate Lake at 3,100 cubic feet per second on Wednesday and will remain so for the time being, according to Jim Buck of the Corps of Engineers. … Continue reading »