Southern Oregon Facing Low Water Levels

MEDFORD, Ore. — Water levels in Southern Oregon lakes are several feet below average. Medford is coming out of the driest calendar year on record and more rain is needed before lake levels return to normal. Right now, Lost Creek Lake is 4 feet down from average and Applegate Lake is about 25 feet below … Continue reading »

Driest Start To Year On Record

MEDFORD, Ore. — The statistics and charts show it, through March 25th, this is the driest start to any year in Medford’s history. “Statistics were kept back in 1850. 1.63 in those first 84 days of the year is the driest we’ve ever been in those 84 days,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Ottenweller. … Continue reading »

Driest Year On Record In Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s a record: the driest start to any calendar year in Medford history is taking place right now, coming off a wet end to 2012. Despite the dry start to the calendar year, the area is just above average for the water year. Last year, fire season began in Southern Oregon on … Continue reading »