Articles tagged with: Drought

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 ...

07 May 2014

Governor Kitzhaber declares drought emergency in Jackson County

Posted in Local, Regional

Salem, Ore. -- Yesterday Governor Kitzhaber declared a drought emergency in Jackson County. Officials say Jackson County requested the emergency declaration this spring, and the The State Drought Co ...

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 ...

22 April 2014

Beef prices soar

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

(KDLT News) Beef prices are soaring, and in February they hit record highs. While it's welcome news for ranchers and farmers, it's bad news for those looking forward to the upcoming grilling season. ...

17 April 2014

Ashland prepares for possible drought conditions

Posted in Local, Weather

Ashland, Ore. -- In response to a mild winter season, the city of Ashland is preparing to reduce water use through the end of summer. Drought conditions could affect residents and businesses, should ...

14 April 2014

Ashland residents begin to conserve water

Posted in Local, Weather

Ashland, Ore. -- A proposed water pipeline that would connect Ashland to Phoenix and Talent will be almost twice the cost than they originally thought. The T-A-P (Talent-Ashland-Phoenix) pipeline ...

09 April 2014

Water flowing to Klamath Irrigation District

Posted in Local, Weather

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- Water is flowing, as of Wednesday, to farmers and ranchers on the Klamath Project. The Bureau of Reclamation announced Tuesday that the project will get about 239-thousand ac ...

08 April 2014

Water running dry? Residents in Montague turn to bottled water

Posted in Local, Weather

Montague, Cali. -- For the first time in more than 80 years, the City of Montague's water may run dry. A buoy sits in the middle of dried up dirt at Lake Shastina, the water source for the more than ...