Rain Helping Rogue River Drive Firefight

SHADY COVE, Ore. – Firefighters said Wednesday’s rainfall was a significant help in their continuing efforts to bring the Rogue River Drive Fire under control, but they said there is still more work to do. The fire has burned 600 acres and is 10 percent contained, according to Public Information Officer Don Hickman. The fire … Continue reading »

Rain Helps With Fires, But Not Drought

MEDFORD, Ore. — The rain across the Rogue Valley on Wednesday has been a help for firefighters, but experts warned that the area is still in drought conditions. Hydrologists said any amount of rain helps, but the drought conditions will persist until there is a more significant, sustained rainfall. They said the snowpack is generally … Continue reading »

Farmers Waiting for Rain, Snow

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. —  Local farmers say the recent rain in the Rogue Valley helps a little, but it was not nearly enough to make up for the dry year. Now, those farmers said they want to see a change in the forecast to make sure there’s enough water this summer. “A little bit of … 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 »