Water levels higher than normal

Medford, Ore., — The National Weather Service says water levels are above normal for this time of year.

Because of all the rain and snow, reservoir levels around the Rogue Valley are 120 to 150 percent higher than last year.

That’s good news and bad news – with so much water now, it will help take us further into the dry season without worry.

But bad news –  if too much water comes too quickly it could result in flooding.

“The reservoirs will hold as much as they can, and they’ll hold that for as long as they can. And right now they’re on the fill curve so that’s what matters for us.” said Brian Nieuwenhius, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

We’ve known for some time that Southern Oregon is officially out of the drought, but with water levels this high it could be some time before there’s another one.

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