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Jackson County Commissioners Declare Drought

Jackson County commissioners declared a local drought disaster Wednesday and will ask the state to help industries feeling the effects of a dry winter. Recent U.S. Department of Agriculture reports show the snowpack in the Rogue Basin is 31 percent of average. The Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1d3rLBt ) the Mt.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber Declares Drought In Four SE Oregon Counties

By Jim McCoy Fri 14th February NewsdroughtGov. John Kitzhaber
Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared a drought in four counties in the high desert of southeastern Oregon and says more are likely to follow. The governor said Friday from Salem the drought declaration applies to Klamath, Lake, Harney and Malheur counties.Read More »

In Spite Of Dry Winter, There Are No Plans To Close Oregon Streams

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th January Newsdroughtfishing
- Oregon has no plans to follow California's lead in closing dozens of streams to fishing because of shallow water levels. California officials took action after the streams dipped below minimum flows, forcing already depressed native winter steelhead runs to migrate and spawn amid drought conditions. Steve Mazur is the assistant Gold Beach District fish biologist for the Oregon Read More »

Drought May Produce Water Shutoff To Klamath Basin Farms

With drought looming, the state of Oregon is preparing for the likelihood it will have to shut off irrigation to many of the 200 farms and ranches in the upper Klamath Basin as the Klamath Tribes take control of senior water rights in the region for the first time in a century. Representatives of the governor's office have been making regular visits to Klamath County to brief local officiRead More »

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