Articles tagged with: water shortage

01 September 2014

Napa's winery woes

Posted in Regional, Weather, Economy

Napa, Cali. -- (NBC News) While dozens of wineries in Napa, California's famed wine region are still cleaning up and tallying damage after last weekend's earthquake, their focus is changing. Winema ...

13 June 2014

Dire water availability in Montague draws state task force

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

Montague, Ca. -- The City of Montague in Northern California is at risk of completely running out of water in just a couple months, but on Friday progress was made as local leaders and community mem ...

10 June 2014

Klamath Basin water shut-offs

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local

Klamath Falls, Ore. - About 200 ranchers in the Klamath Basin have received letters telling them to shut off their irrigation water...and that number could soon grow. Rancher Richard Spink got his l ...

02 June 2014

Governor declares drought emergency in Josephine County

Posted in Local, Regional, Weather

Help is on the way for three more Oregon counties dealing with the drought. Governor Kitzhaber declared drought emergencies Monday in Josephine, Grant and Wheeler counties. They join Jackson, Lake ...

21 May 2014

Local experts host drought awareness meeting

Posted in Local, Weather

Medford, Ore. -- Dozens met at the Medford Library Wednesday for an open forum on how to deal with the drought when it gets worse this summer. Eric Dittmer, SOU Professor of Environmental Studies a ...

12 May 2014

Oregon fire crews prepare for potentially historic season

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Local, Weather

The 2014 wildfire season could be similar to last year-possibly worst as much of Southern Oregon remains in a severe drought. In 2013, a single night of thunderstorms sparked wildfires which were ca ...

07 May 2014

Drought declaration providing help for farmers

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local, Regional

Eagle Point, Ore. -- Farmer Ron Bjork has called his ranch home for decades. That long-standing ownership gives him water rights to  Little Butte Creek. But Bjork said others aren't so lucky. "It c ...

30 April 2014

Agricultural concerns rising over water shortage

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local, Weather

Medford, Ore. -- Southern Oregon and Northern California are currently in severe to extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Now people working in agriculture are becoming concerned a ...

26 April 2014

Hyatt Lake opens but with concerns

Posted in Local, Weather

Ashland, Ore. -- Boaters and fisherman got a start Saturday on Hyatt Lake for the begining of trout fishing season. Despite the brisk weather several people were out on their boats today trying ...

18 April 2014

Water agreement signed

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local, Politics

Klamath Falls, Ore. - An historic agreement is signed that could help to ease water disputes in the Klamath Basin. The off-project water agreement is the third leg of a program that includes the KBR ...