$1 Million on the Way for Water Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon Senator’s Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will award $1 million to jumpstart a major water infrastructure investment for the Southern Oregon Water for Irrigation, Streams and the Economy (WISE) project. Merkley, a newly-appointed member of the Senate Appropriations Water and Energy Subcommittee, and … 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 »

Low Snow Pack Impacts Water

ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland is getting help from other cities to supply their residents drinking water. The Public Works Department is using the Talent Irrigation District to supplement the city’s water supply. Officials say the snow pack was 54% of normal this year, and so Ashland’s creeks cannot keep up with how … Continue reading »