Homeowners Trying to Reduce Water Use

PHOENIX, Ore. – Homeowners have taken steps to reduce the water usage in their own yards as the region goes through drought conditions. Landscapers said some homeowners are opting to put things into yards that don’t consume water, like rocks and bark. They said in the summer months, those alternative landscaping options become more popular … Continue reading »

Vineyards Benefit From Recent Rains

MEDFORD, Ore. – The sound of soft earth underfoot is like music to Dick Ellis’ ears. Just a couple weeks ago there wasn’t a drop of water to be seen. “We were sweating it,” said Ellis, a vintner and co-owner of Pebblestone Cellars. “We were worried not only from the standpoint of having water in … Continue reading »

Drought Persists Despite Recent Rain

MEDFORD, Ore. – Despite a few days of rain, board members with the Medford Irrigation District say to prepare for a very tough growing season ahead. The district hasn’t yet started tapping into its reservoirs at Four Mile Lake and Fish Lake, but they say unless more snow gathers in the mountains they’ll have to … Continue reading »

Locals Feeling the Effects of Flooding

EAGLE POINT, Ore. – A sump pump pulls stagnant water from beneath Eagle Point’s Reese Creek Christian Center. The pooled up water is visible through a small opening in the side of the raised building. And while it started as a burst pipe, it was made worse by days of pouring rain. “I’m just going … Continue reading »