Articles tagged with: drought

19 September 2014

Weed residents asked to conserve water

Posted in Regional

Weed, Calif. -- One of Weed's five water tanks burned in the Boles fire and it's a total loss. With California in one of the most severe droughts on record, California Fire is asking people who live ...

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 ...

29 August 2014

Fire Retardant usage nearly triples

Posted in Local, U.S. & World News

The average amount of fire retardant used during the past ten years has nearly tripled for the 2014 wildfire season.The average jumped from 235,000 gallows of fire retardant to more than 800,000 in ...

25 August 2014

Medford Irrigation District to run out of water by September 8th

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. --- Those who use water from the Medford Irrigation District will soon have to find another source.The district says they will completely run out of water around September 8, which is ...

18 August 2014

Low lake levels causing problems for boaters

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- The regions severe drought is having an impact on this year's boating season. Water levels are so low at Howard Prairie Lake that the normally busy docks are sitting on an empty lak ...

15 August 2014

Low water danger

Posted in Local

Ore. --- Warnings from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, some lake levels are so low boaters are getting stuck.It's because of the drought. Hyatt Lake's only 17% full and Emigrant is at 30%. Howa ...

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 ...

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 ...

22 May 2014

Campers taking advantage of high water levels now

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- A nearly full Applegate Lake means a busy holiday weekend and big business. But with the drought putting water in short supply, the camp host says summer months could be a different ...

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 ...