Rogue River flowing high, fast in S. Oregon
Monday, August 1, 2011
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- The Rogue River is flowing faster and higher than normal this summer in southern Oregon, and will remain high through August as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to grapple with runoff from a heavy mountain snowpack.
The Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/qcjrqA ) that water releases from Lost Creek Reservoir on the Rogue started this summer as the highest in 12 summers.
The Corps has been releasing 3,100 cubic feet per second of water -- about one-third more than normal -- and will continue that rate through August.
At the start of summer, law enforcement agencies in southern Oregon worried that high summer flows might lead to problems for casual boaters and kayaking tourists on the upper Rogue. But officials say so far there have not been any major problems.
Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/