Articles tagged with: drought

31 March 2014

Crater Lake National Park snow survey

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local

Crater Lake National Park, Ore. -- Measurements taken at Crater Lake today could play a critical role in how much water the Klamath Basin can expect this summer. Scott Robbins of the Natural Resourc ...

27 March 2014

Klamath County makes exceptions for water use amid drought

Posted in Local, Weather, Economy

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- While Klamath County is facing a serious drought, steps are being taken to make sure that livestock won't go thirsty this summer. Farmers and ranchers are likely to face wate ...

25 March 2014

A change in the weather raises hopes for growers fearful of drought

Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted in Local, Weather

Ashland, Ore. -- A fast change in the weather brings rain to the region. At the Ashland grower's market, businesses that rely on water, are glad for the sudden rain. "Anything counts," says Teri Whi ...

19 March 2014

Spike in food prices has shoppers feeling the effects

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local, Economy

Medford, Ore. -- A spike in food prices has grocery shoppers feeling the pinch. New numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show food prices rose 0.4 percent in February. It's the highest ...

19 March 2014

Drought state of emergency declared in Jackson County

Posted in Local, Weather

County commissioners voted unanimous to declare a drought state of emergency in Jackson County. Music to County Watermaster Travis Kelly ears. He said "this year potentially has been the lowest sno ...

18 March 2014

Declaring a drought declaration of emergency in Jackson County?

Posted in Local, Regional, Weather

Medford, Ore. -- Governor Kitzhaber has already declared a drought declaration of emergency in four Southern Oregon counties, including Klamath and Lake.Now, the county administrator wants something ...

10 March 2014

Drought prompts people to pay more attention to water footprint

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local, Weather

The drought in Oregon and California could not only affect your water bill this summer, but it could also take a toll on how much you spend at the grocery store. That's why some people are trying to ...

10 March 2014

Early warming trend worries local farmers

Posted in Local, Weather

Medford, Ore. -- After a weekend of continuous rain and warmer temperatures on the horizon, how are local crops holding up? Dunbar Farms in east Medford says it depends on the type of crop. One of ...

05 March 2014

Injured bear rescued at Lake Tahoe Ski Resort

Posted in Regional, U.S. & World News

Lake Tahoe, Calif. -- (CNN, KCRA) An injured bear forced part of a ski resort at Lake Tahoe to close Monday. Wildlife officials had to rescue the animal and get it treated. X-rays taken right after ...

27 February 2014

Wet weather in California hasn't made a dent to extremely low snow pack

Posted in Regional, U.S. & World News, Weather

The much needed wet weather in California is not doing much to make a dent in the state's persistent drought conditions. Despite snow in the Sierra Nevada's, readings from the California Departmen ...