Scooper Planes Force Lake Restrictions

LOST CREEK LAKE, Ore. – People living near the lake had a good view of planes skimming the water this week. That’s because Lost Creek Lake isn’t just being used as a vacation spot this Labor Day weekend, it’s also being used to help fight fires. The planes scooping water from the lake this week are a … Continue reading »

Teen Paraglider Rescued From Tree

TRAIL, Ore. — A teen paraglider was safely rescued when they were blown into a tree after being detached from the boat that was pulling them. On Saturday, the 17-year-old was being pulled by a boat on Lost Creek Lake. He was roughly 3,000 feet in the air when after detaching from the boat, he … Continue reading »

Algae Warning for Lost Creek Lake

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — A health advisory is issued for Lost Creek Lake due to high algae levels found in the water. Lost Creek Lake is about 30 miles northeast of Medford on the Rogue River in Jackson County. Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae that can produce toxins. These algae levels … Continue reading »

Lakes Running Dry on Holiday Weekend

LOST CREEK LAKE, Ore. – For Ryan Grizzell, it’s a beautiful day to train. Grizzell is an amateur paraglider, and right now is prime time to strap on the parachute and take to the skies. The problem, he says, is that his favorite stomping grounds at Lost Creek Lake are disappearing beneath him. “We have … Continue reading »

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 »

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