Apr 3, 2016

Better snowpack, but drought concerns linger in Oregon

Oregon
USA
by
The Washingtion Times
Oregon - Mt. Hood in June. Photo: B-Cru, Flickr
Oregon - Mt. Hood in June. Photo: B-Cru, Flickr

Irrigation season is underway in central Oregon, and while the state’s snowpack is better than it was last year, the effects of last year’s drought linger. The Bulletin newspaper of Bend reports that several reservoirs in the region failed to fill to capacity before irrigation season began Friday, with irrigation districts delivering water to ranchers, farmers and other water rights holders. The irrigation season typically runs into October