Klamath Falls Weather Creating Jobs

Recent storms are providing badly needed water for the Klamath Basin. Resident Jorge Jaramello is staying busy lately, thanks to the recent snow storms. He says he is “working from 2 in the morning to 10, 11 o’clock in the morning – working almost 10, 11 hours a day.’

Bob Farmer agrees. “This is money. I do concrete work in the summer, and there hasn’t been any concrete work to speak of since the crash. So the snow, one man’s meat, another man’s poison – that’s the way that works.”

And even though there’s snow on the ground, the basin remains dry. Levels on the Sprague river near Beatty are just over 3 feet – that’s still more than 5 feed below flood stage. Three days ago, mountain snow pack levels for the Klamath Basin were at only 26 percent of average – that rose to 39 percent thursday, and 51 percent today.

Slick roads have resulted in some slide-offs – but for the most part, traffic has been moving… schools have stayed open…and Jorge Jaramello has been staying busy.

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