ODF Has Used Harrington Ponds for Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to Oregon law, all water — including the rain and snow water — that Gary Harrington used are public and can only be collected with a permit. In the case of Mr. Harrington, obtaining a permit was not possible because the water in his ponds would filter into Big Butte Creek, … Continue reading »

North River Road Fire Scorches 500 Acres

Apart from the tsunami, one other big natural disaster that made local headlines in 2011 was the Rogue River Fire, also called the North River Road Fire. Hundreds of firefighters responded to initial reports of multiple fires on August 18th. It ultimately was one giant fire that scorched over 500 acres near the city of … Continue reading »