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Water Leaders Discuss Drought Concerns

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MEDFORD, Ore.– Community water leaders are trying to get the word out about drought conditions and what to expect with dry weather this year.

Fire agencies, the Jackson County Watermaster’s Office, and Medford’s National Weather Service were just a few agencies at Wednesday night’sĀ event for a drought discussion. Officials shared information about what the community can expect as we head into the summer months, followed by a question and answer segment.

“It goes from obviously water resources, drinking and growing our crops, all the way to recreation,” said Robert Coffan, one of the hosts of the event.

While some cities like Medford have a steady water supply and will not have much change, other cities like Ashland rely heavily on snow pack and will likely be hit hard. Officials say it’s more important than ever to practice good water use habits.