Fourmile Lake

Water in Fourmile Lake is used to irrigate crops in the Rogue Basin, but a call for water from the Klamath Tribes could have a significant impact on how much water the districts get.

The Medford and Rogue River Valley irrigation districts are bracing for potentially significant impacts from reduced water supplies this spring after a “call for water” was made to state water officials March 1 by the Klamath Tribes.

If the Tribes are successful in their call, water in Fourmile Lake could be lost to the irrigation system that feeds those districts and includes Fish Lake and Agate Lake.

Reach reporter Buffy Pollock at 458-488-2029 or Follow her on Twitter @orwritergal.


Buffy Pollock is a news and features reporter for the Rogue Valley Times. A Florida native, she began her journalism career at the Tampa Tribune before moving to Southern Oregon in the summer of 2000. She reported on community news for the Mail Tribune for 23 years.

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Excellent news. Maybe we should stop trying to grow crops in a desert and reclaim that land for housing instead.

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