Water Levels Secure For Summer

By Sharon Ko

ASHLAND, Ore. — River levels are rising as snow rapidly melts off the mountains; Southern Oregon is ending the month with some very warm temperatures.

With the snow melt adding to reservoirs, water managers say things are looking up for the summer. Workers at the city of Ashland’s water treatment plant do not expect a water shortage this summer, like there have been in years past.

The reservoir is not only filled to proper levels but brimming over with extra. The water treatment plant supervisor says the drinking water will probably continue to overflow and fill up the reservoir till late June into early July.

It was just a few months ago that there were concerns Southern Oregon and Northern California would see a drought this summer, but the late season rain and snow has turned things around from much of the region.