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.